About the Authors

Gemeda Abebe

gemeda.abebe@ju.edu.et

Affiliations Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Amare Deribew

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Ludwig Apers

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Kifle Woldemichael

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Jaffer Shiffa

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Markos Tesfaye

Affiliation Department of Psychiatry, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Alemseged Abdissa

Affiliation Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Fetene Deribie

Affiliation Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Chali Jira

Affiliation Department of Health Service Management, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Mesele Bezabih

Affiliation Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pathology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Abraham Aseffa

Affiliation Armauer Hanssen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Luc Duchateau

Affiliation Department of Comparative Physiology and Biometrics, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

Robert Colebunders

Affiliations Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GA AD. Analyzed the data: GA AD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GA AD LA KW JS MT A Abdissa FD CJ MB A Aseffa LD RC. Wrote the paper: GA AD. Coordinated the field work: GA. Designed the study: LA KW JS MT A Abdissa FD CJ MB. Reviewed the article: LA KW JS MT A Abdissa FD CJ MB A Aseffa. Supervised data collection: KW JS MT AAbdissa FD CJ MB. Critically reviewed the article: LD RC.