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ORSANY (V424Y)
Known source for ORS: Knows any source

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Description

ORSANY (V424Y) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported any source for oral rehydration solution (ORS).

ORS is a typically used to treat dehydration in individuals with diarrhea.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Cameroon
Madagascar

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences, ORSANY (V424Y) varies slightly in question wording across samples. Notably, there is variation in the terminology used to refer to ORS, as some samples used local brand names. Samples of particular interest are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ORSANY (V424Y) is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

In the Cameroon 1991 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an "ORS packet/UNICEF packet/salt packet."

Comparability — Madagascar [top]

In the Madagascar 1992 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an ORS or ODIVA packet.

Universe

  • Cameroon 1991: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Madagascar 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Malawi 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Namibia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Nigeria 1990: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Rwanda 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Sudan 1989: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Cameroon: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Madagascar: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Malawi: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Namibia: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Nigeria: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Rwanda: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C
  • Sudan: 1989-B, 1989-W, 1989-C
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C