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Type of fluid given for diarrhea


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For surviving children under age five who had diarrhea in the past 2 weeks, DIAGIVFLUIDTYPE indicates the type of fluid given to the child to treat the diarrhea.

Unlike most other (dichotomous) variables relating to food and liquid intake during diarrheal disease, DIAGIVFLUIDTYPE includes a list of fluids. If the mother fed the child more than one type of liquid (both pre-prepared ORS and juice, for example), she was to report the main fluid given.


Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DIAGIVFLUIDTYPE has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DIAGIVFLUIDTYPE is a country-specific variable, and is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


No universe descriptions are currently available.
  • Tunisia: 1988-C
  • Uganda: 1988-C