About the Authors

Thomas P. Eisele, Joseph Keating
Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Dale A. Rhoda
Center for Analytics and Public Health, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Felicity T. Cutts
Independent consultant, La Londe les Maures, France

Ruilin Ren, Fred Arnold
Demographic and Health Surveys, ICF International, Calverton, Maryland, United States of America

Aluisio J. D. Barros
Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: TPE. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TPE. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DAR FTC JK RR AJDB FA. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TPE DAR FTC JK RR AJDB FA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: TPE DAR FTC JK RR AJDB FA.