Funding for this research was provided by:
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (88887.605034/2021-00, 88887.605029/2021-00)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (2019/24124-7)
Universidad Pública de Navarra (420/2019)
Received: 21 October 2021
Accepted: 31 March 2022
First Online: 8 May 2022
: We used secondary analysis of datasets from the Global School-based Health Survey (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay), which were previously approved by local ethics committees in each country. The PeNSE (Brazil) was approved by the National Research Ethics Committee of the National Health Council (Conep No. 1.006.467). The ENSE (Colombia) was approved by the Research Ethics Committee from Universidad del Valle. The ENSANUT (Ecuador) was approved by an internal committee by the Ministry of Health. In addition, all data were anonymized. Informed consent was obtained from the students and/or parents/legal guardians, as required by local ethics review boards.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.