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Known source for ORS: Friend/relative (Jordan)

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ORSJO6 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a friend or relative as a source for oral rehydration solution (ORS). ORS is typically used to treat dehydration in individuals with diarrhea. This response is country-specific to Jordan.


ORSJO6 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

A question about sources of ORS is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire. ORSJO6 is a country-specific response category.


  • Jordan 1990: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever prepared an ORS solution.
  • Jordan: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B