Codes and Frequencies
ORSNP2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a private hospital 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 Nepal.
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.
ORSNP2 is combined with ORSNP3 (private clinic/nursing home) in ORSPRIVHOS (all private hospitals/clinics) for the 1996 Nepal sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using ORSNP2 are encouraged to review ORSPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
ORSNP2 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
A question about sources of ORS is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Although ORSNP2 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in ORSPRIVHOS, a variable that encompasses all private hospitals/clinics as a source for ORS. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of ORSNP2 or the Comparability tab of ORSPRIVHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for Nepal 1996.
- Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.