Codes and Frequencies
ORSNE1 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a private pharmacy 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 Niger.
Some samples in the "ORS" series include categories that can be consolidated into a single response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable while preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
ORSNE1 is combined with ORSNE2 (private dispensary) and ORSNE3 (private pharmaceutic depot) in ORSPRIVDRUG (all private, formal drug vendors) for the 1992 Niger sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using ORSNE1 are encouraged to review ORSPRIVDRUG for a more comprehensive response category.
ORSNE1 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
A question about sources of ORS is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Although ORSNE1 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in ORSPRIVDRUG, a variable that encompasses all private, formal drug vendors as a source for ORS. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of ORSNE1 or the Comparability tab of ORSPRIVDRUG for more information on the specific categories combined for Niger 1992.
- Niger 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.