About the Authors

Md. Ismail Tareque


Affiliation Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Sharifa Begum

Affiliation Population and Health Studies Division, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Yasuhiko Saito

Affiliations Advanced Research Institute for the Sciences and Humanities, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, School of Medicine, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MIT SB YS. Performed the experiments: MIT YS. Analyzed the data: MIT. Wrote the paper: MIT. Helped access data: SB. Read and approved the final draft: MIT YS SB.