Funding for this research was provided by:
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences (3036)
Received: 6 January 2021
Accepted: 7 July 2021
First Online: 2 November 2021
: The study proposal was approved by the Ethics Committee of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences (IRB# 148402). It was previously approved by the National Ethics Committee on Medical Research of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. All subjects were informed about the study goal and methodology and voluntarily participated in the study. They were enrolled in the study after having signed their informed consent. Written parental consent was obtained for minors, in addition to verbal assent of the subject. Participants could withdraw from the study at any stage (interview, physical exam, and paraclinical tests). All of the paraclinical costs were paid by the project budget. All subjects who had physical examination were sent a brief report about their health status. Laboratory results and X-rays were also sent to the subjects.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.