Received: 23 January 2019
Accepted: 22 July 2019
First Online: 31 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance for the 2016 NDHS was granted by the Nepal Health Research Council. Written consent was taken from the survey participants or thumbprint was obtained from illiterate participants involved in the study. Prior permission to use the 2016 NDHS dataset was obtained from the DHS program, (ExternalRef removed) at ICF, USA.
: Not applicable.
: The author declares no competing interests.