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Known source for ORS: Clinic/nursing home (private) (Nepal)

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ORSNP3 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a private clinic or nursing home 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.

ORSNP3 is combined with ORSNP2 (private hospital) in ORSPRIVHOS (all private hospitals/clinics) for the 1996 Nepal sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using ORSNP3 are encouraged to review ORSPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.


ORSNP3 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

A question about sources of ORS is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Although ORSNP3 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 ORSNP3 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.
  • Nepal: 1996-B, 1996-W, 1996-C