Received: 11 March 2022
Accepted: 6 July 2022
First Online: 28 July 2022
: The organization committee of the survey received ethical approval from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in both the countries India and Bangladesh for collecting the human data. The Indian Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is known as National Family Health Survey (NFHS) in India. We used published large scale national data where every respondent was anonymized in the data set itself. As it is not based on a primary survey- cases, we need not to do any anonymization in the study as the data is already made in that fashion following all ethical protocols. Thereby, it is certified that all applicable institutional and governmental regulations concerning the ethical use of human volunteers were followed during the course of the survey. Also, verbal as well as written informed consent was obtained from all the participants. The informed consent was taken from their parent or legal guardian who were not mature or below 18 aged. Then blood sample was taken from the finger and collected in microcuvette. Data of both BDHS and NFHS are in the public domain- free of cost for users and funded by the respective country government. As per the mandate of the respective data creators (nodal agency: International Institute for Population Sciences functioning under MoHFW in India and National Institute of Population Research in Bangladesh functioning under MoHFW), the raw data can be obtained freely after a simple registration process on the DHS website. Demographic and Health Surveys are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition across 90 countries in Africa, Asia, Central Asia; West Asia; and Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. More details on that available at ExternalRef removed.
: The dataset is publicly available, thus consent for publication is not applicable for the study.
: The authors declare no competing interests among them.