Codes and Frequencies
ORSPRIVMOB (V424M) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a private mobile clinic as a source for an oral rehydration solution (ORS).
ORS is a typically used to treat dehydration in individuals with diarrhea.
Comparability — Index
In addition to slight universe differences, ORSPRIVMOB (V424M) varies slightly in question wording across samples. This response category is consistently organized under the "Private Sector" header and is worded as "mobile 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
ORSPRIVMOB (V424M) is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Ghana [top]
In the Ghana 1993 survey, this question asks where the woman can obtain an ORS or Phermerol packet.
- 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.
- Malawi 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.