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ORSPRIVHOS (V424J)
Known source for ORS: Private hospital/clinic

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Description

ORSPRIVHOS (V424J) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a private hospital or clinic as a source for an oral rehydration solution (ORS).

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

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Cameroon
Ghana
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Nepal
Zambia

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences, ORSPRIVHOS (V424J) varies slightly in question wording across samples. This response category is consistently organized under the "Private Sector" header and is worded as "private hospital/clinic." However, 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

ORSPRIVHOS (V424J) 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 — Jordan [top]

In the 1990 Jordan survey, there are separate categories for "private hospital," "GP clinic," and "specialist clinic." Because ORSPRIVHOS focuses on all private hospitals and clinics, these responses are consolidated in this variable to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving these country-specific categories:

  • Private hospital is listed as ORSJO3 in IPUMS-DHS
  • GP clinic is listed as ORSJO4 in IPUMS-DHS
  • Specialist clinic is listed as ORSJO5 in IPUMS-DHS

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 — Nepal [top]

In the 1996 Nepal survey, there are separate categories for "private hospital" and "private clinic/nursing home." Because ORSPRIVHOS focuses on all private hospitals and clinics, these responses are consolidated in this variable to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving these country-specific categories:

  • Private hospital is listed as ORSNP2 in IPUMS-DHS
  • Private clinic/nursing home is listed as ORSNP3 in IPUMS-DHS

Comparability — Zambia [top]

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

Universe

  • Cameroon 1991: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Ghana 1993: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • India 1992: Ever-married women age 13-49, who gave birth in the 4 years before the survey, who 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, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Madagascar 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Malawi 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Morocco 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Namibia 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who 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, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Senegal 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Senegal 1997: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who 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, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Zambia 1992: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Cameroon: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Ghana: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • India: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Jordan: 1990-W
  • 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
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-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
  • Zambia: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C