Received: 3 May 2018
Accepted: 21 February 2019
First Online: 4 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: NDHSs were approved by the ethics committee of Nepal Health Research Council and the human research ethics committee in ICF Macro International. The data was made publicly available after removing personal identifiers and making it anonymous. Therefore, it was accessed through DHS program website upon request and submission of proposal noting the use of datasets.Similarly, Independent Review Boards of New Era and ICF Macro International reviewed and approved all the data collection tools and procedures for NDHSs. The survey participants were informed about the voluntary nature of participation and confidentiality was assured. Moreover, informed consent was obtained prior to the interview as well as details of the survey were explained to each participant. In the case of children, mothers or care takers provided consent. All the data enumerator signed the consent form and recorded the consent. Independent Review Boards of both ICF Macro International and New Era approved this consent procedure. The details are mentioned in the NDHS reports.
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