Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-09
Received: 13 December 2018
Accepted: 4 December 2019
First Online: 9 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was a joint collaborative project between the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH), Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany and the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka, Bangladesh. The study has been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and got the ethical clearance from the Ethic Commission of the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg, Germany (S-281/2013), and the Bangladesh Diabetes Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh (memo no. BADAS-ERC/EC/13/00110) (additional files InternalRef removed and InternalRef removed). A written informed consent was obtained from each participant of the study.
: The data was used anonymously in this study. It was mentioned in the obtained informed consent form that the data will be used anonymously for the writing of a scientific paper.
: I declare that the authors do not have any competing interest.