About the Authors

Ridwanur Rahman

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

M. Abul Faiz

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shahjada Selim

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bayzidur Rahman

Affiliation School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ariful Basher

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Alison Jones

Affiliation School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Catherine d'Este

Affiliation School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

Moazzem Hossain

Affiliation Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ziaul Islam

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Habib Ahmed

Affiliation Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Abul Hasnat Milton

milton.hasnat@newcastle.edu.au

Affiliation School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RR MAF BR AB AJ CdE MH AHM. Performed the experiments: RR AB ZI HA AHM. Analyzed the data: SS BR CdE AHM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RR AB AHM. Wrote the paper: RR MAF SS BR AB AJ CdE MH ZI HA AHM.