Funding for this research was provided by:
Mekelle University (RPDO/IPoSt/Small.S/49/2017)
Received: 30 November 2018
Accepted: 28 June 2020
First Online: 29 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from Mekelle University Research and Ethical Committee (MUREC). We submitted letters to each study Woreda vital events registration office heads. Further, oral informed consent was obtained from each participant mother prior to the interview. Oral consent was obtained from the study participants because some of the participants were illiterate and semi-literate and the research is considered of minimal risk to the participants. This was also approved by the ethics committee. Participation was completely voluntary and freedom to withdraw during the process was guaranteed. We strictly kept and maintained the confidentiality of the data. Only aggregate data was used for our interpretation.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.