Received: 6 September 2022
Accepted: 6 February 2023
First Online: 24 February 2023
: This paper is based on secondary data that is publicly accessible from the DHS programme databases upon request. Accordingly, the permission to use the UDHS 2016 dataset, was requested and granted via from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) website (ExternalRef removed). The DHS programme is a worldwide reputable organization for collecting and disseminating credible national representative data on health indicators of UN groups. On behalf of Uganda, the ICF institutional review board (IRB) reviewed and approved the UDHS 2016 tools for the Ugandan 2016 UDHS survey. The ICF IRB complied with the United States Department of Health and Human Services regulations for human subjects. Informed consent was obtained from participants and participation was based on mutual understanding and poorly voluntary basis. For minors, data was collected based on their parents/mothers or guardian’s consent. Participants were given full information about the survey was disclosed before participants consent. Confidentiality and anonymity were maintained by exclusion of identifiers from the final dataset that is accessible on request and thus used in this study
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: The authors declare no competing interest.