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ORSOTHER (V424X)
Known source of ORS: Other

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Description

ORSOTHER (V424X) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported some "other" place as a source for oral rehydration solution (ORS). The meaning of "other" depends on the specific response categories included in a given sample.

ORS is a typically used to treat dehydration in individuals with diarrhea.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Cameroon
Ghana
Kenya
Madagascar
Zambia

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences and the contextual meaning of "other," ORSOTHER (V424X) varies slightly in question wording across samples. Specifically, there is some variation in the terminology used to refer to ORS, as some samples used local brand names. Samples of particular interest are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ORSOTHER (V424X) is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

In the Cameroon 1991 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an "ORS packet/UNICEF packet/salt packet."

Comparability — Ghana [top]

In the Ghana 1993 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an ORS or Phermerol packet.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

In the Kenya 1993 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an ORS or Oralite sachet.

Comparability — Madagascar [top]

In the Madagascar 1992 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an ORS or ODIVA packet.

Comparability — Zambia [top]

In the Zambia 1992 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain a "Madzi a Moyo" packet.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, have ever heard of ORS, and did not prepare an ORS solution in the last 2 weeks.
  • Cameroon 1991: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Ghana 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • India 1992: Ever-married women age 13-49 who gave birth in the 4 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • 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.
  • Kenya 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Madagascar 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Malawi 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Morocco 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Namibia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Nigeria 1990: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Rwanda 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Senegal 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Senegal 1997: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Sudan 1989: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Tanzania 1991: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Zambia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and have ever heard of ORS.
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • Cameroon: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Ghana: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • India: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Jordan: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B
  • Kenya: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • Madagascar: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Malawi: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Morocco: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Namibia: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Nepal: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B
  • Niger: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Nigeria: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Rwanda: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Senegal: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1997-B, 1997-W, 1997-C
  • Sudan: 1989-B, 1989-W, 1989-C
  • Tanzania: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C
  • Zambia: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C