Received: 26 July 2021
Accepted: 25 July 2023
First Online: 11 August 2023
: Before data collection, ethical clearance was obtained from Haramaya University College of Health and Medical Science Institutional Health Research Ethics Review Committee (IHRERC). Permission was obtained from Hidhabu Abote Wereda Education office and selected high schools before the study. Written consent was obtained from the children’s family for those less than 18 years of age, and from students themselves if over 18 years old. Written, informed, and voluntary consent was obtained from each participant before data collection. We confirm that all data collections were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations (such as the Declaration of Helsinki). The participants were told they had the right to refuse or withdraw at any time. To ensure confidentiality, their names and other personal identifiers were not registered. Data collection took place during COVID-19, so both data collector and students wore masks and followed other basic public health protocols while measuring height and weight.
: Not applicable.
: We declare and affirm that this is our original work. We followed all ethical and technical principles through all data collection, data analysis, and compilation of this work. We declare that this work has not been published nor submitted to any other journals anywhere for publication in part or in whole. We confirm that all experiments were carried out in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations (such as the Declaration of Helsinki). Participants were told they could refuse or withdraw at any time. Further, we declare the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.