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ORSCOST (ORSCOST)
Cost of ORS packet

ORSCOST is a 4-digit numeric variable.

Codes

0 = Free
9997 = Don't know
9998 = Missing
9999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

ORSCOST is a 4-digit numeric variable that reports the cost of an ORS packet, or what the respondent believes an ORS packet costs.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Sudan
Tunisia
Yemen

Comparability

Along with universe differences, ORSCOST responses are reported in the differing currencies of the survey countries (see below).

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Sudan [top]

The 1989 Sudan sample reports the cost of an ORS packet in first Sudanese pounds (SDP). The 1989 Sudan sample is top-coded at 90 Sudanese pounds.

Comparability — Tunisia [top]

The 1988 Tunisia sample reports the cost of an ORS packet in Tunisian dinars (TND).

Comparability — Yemen [top]

The 1991 Yemen sample reports the cost of an ORS packet in Yemeni rial (YER).

Universe

  • Sudan 1989: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have heard of ORS.
  • Tunisia 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have heard of ORS.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have heard of ORS.
  • Sudan: 1989-B, 1989-W, 1989-C
  • Tunisia: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C