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Violence against women and the risk of fetal and early childhood growth impairment: a cohort study in rural Bangladesh
  1. K Åsling-Monemi1,
  2. R T Naved2,
  3. L Å Persson1
  1. 1
    International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  2. 2
    Public Health Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  1. Correspondence to Dr K Åsling-Monemi, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, SE_751 85 Uppsala, Sweden; kajsa.asling{at}kbh.uu.se

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  • Funding The MINIMat research study was funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UK Medical Research Council, Swedish Research Council, Department for International Development (DfID), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Global Health, Research Fund-Japan, Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI), Uppsala University and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethical Review Committee at ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Contributors LÅP initiated and was one of the principal investigators of the main MINIMat intervention study in which this substudy was embedded. RTN was responsible for the design and supervision of the violence interviews. KÅ-M performed the data analyses and all authors participated in the interpretation of the results and writing up the manuscript. All three authors have contributed to and reviewed the final version of the manuscript. All three authors guarantee the integrity of the research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Funding The MINIMat research study was funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UK Medical Research Council, Swedish Research Council, Department for International Development (DfID), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Global Health, Research Fund-Japan, Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI), Uppsala University and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethical Review Committee at ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Contributors LÅP initiated and was one of the principal investigators of the main MINIMat intervention study in which this substudy was embedded. RTN was responsible for the design and supervision of the violence interviews. KÅ-M performed the data analyses and all authors participated in the interpretation of the results and writing up the manuscript. All three authors have contributed to and reviewed the final version of the manuscript. All three authors guarantee the integrity of the research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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