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, DIAGIVSOLUT (H14) indicates whether the child was given a recommended homemade solution to treat this illness.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DIAGIVSOLUT (H14) is comparable across samples. Consult the Survey Text tab to see the exact question wording for samples of interest.
Comparability - Standard DHS
DIAGIVSOLUT (H14) is included in the Standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 1 forward, but the question wording and format have changed slightly across the phases.
In Phase 1, the question asks, "Was (NAME) given either a home solution of sugar, salt, and water to drink, or a solution made from a special packet? IF YES: Which?" DIAGIVSOLUT comprises the affirmative responses to "home solution of sugar, salt, and water."
In Phase 2 only, 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 a recommended home fluid was not mentioned, the respondent was then asked, "Was (NAME) given a recommended home fluid made from (RECOMMENDED INGREDIENTS) when he/she had the diarrhea?"
In Phase 3, the question changed to, "When (NAME) had diarrhea, was he/she given any of the following to drink: Homemade sugar-salt-water solution?" In Phases 4 through 7, the question refers to "A government-recommended homemade fluid." Based on the standard wording in Phases 3 through 7, all affirmative responses are probed, rather than spontaneous.