This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
For surviving children under age 5 who had diarrhea in the past 2 weeks, DIAGIVORS (H13) indicates whether the child was given a sugar-salt-water solution or oral rehydration solution (ORS) to treat this illness.
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DIAGIVORS (H13) is comparable across samples. Consult the Survey Text tab to see the question wording for samples of interest.
Comparability - Standard DHS
DIAGIVORS (H13) is included in the Standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 2 forward.
In Phase 2, the affirmative response split into two categories, distinguishing between spontaneous and probed responses. The respondent is first asked, "What was given to treat the diarrhea?" If ORS fluid from a packet was not mentioned, the respondent was then asked, "Was (NAME) given (FLUID FROM ORS PACKET - LOCAL NAME) when he/she had the diarrhea?"
Beginning in Phase 3, the question changed to, "When (NAME) had diarrhea, was he/she given any of the following to drink: A fluid made from a special packet called [LOCAL NAME]?" Based on the standard wording in Phases 3 through 7, all affirmative responses are probed, rather than spontaneous.