Funding for this research was provided by:
Addis Ababa University
Received: 10 April 2017
Accepted: 28 June 2019
First Online: 17 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical Approval was obtained from Ethical Committee of Addis Ababa University School of Public Health Research Ethics Committee. Infection was minimized by following aseptic techniques and penetrating injuries was avoided by using fresh self-retractable lancets. The names and address of the participants was not recorded in the questionnaire. Written informed consent was obtained for adolescents aged 18 and 19 years and for adolescents less than 18 years of age, written consent was obtained from their parents, and they were also asked for their written assent. Participants were informed about their Hg status at the spot. All anemic and malnourished adolescents were linked to the health facilities for appropriate treatment and nutrition counseling.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.