Received: 21 March 2019
Accepted: 10 October 2021
First Online: 18 October 2021
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Ethical Review Board of Faculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, Bahir Dar University. Supportive letters were obtained from Amhara Public Health Institute that wrote a letter to the West Gojjam Zone Health Office, and then the West Gojjam Zone Health Office wrote a letter to Finote Selam Town Administration Health Office. Finally, Finote Selam Town Administration Health Office wrote a letter to target schools. The majorities of students were less than 18 years and were unable to give permission. Considering this and since the questionnaire did not contain sensitive issues, thorough discussions were undertaken with the school directors regarding the purpose and the contents of the data collection tool, and permission was obtained to conduct the study. Respondents were given assurances about the privacy and confidentiality of their responses. Informed oral consent was obtained from each participant to ensure their willingness to participate, and all were informed that they had the right to not participate or could withdraw from the study at any time. Confidentiality of the data was assured and kept in secret; code number was assigned to the study participants without mentioning the name; the information that was collected by the study was kept in a file and locked with a key.
: Not applicable.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.