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ORSPUBFW (V424E)
Known source for ORS: Public fieldworker

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Description

ORSPUBFW (V424E) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a public fieldworker as a source for an oral rehydration solution (ORS).

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

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.

For example, a given sample might include multiple categories for different types of public fieldworkers that could be combined to create a more comprehensive response category. See Comparability for more information on the specific categories combined in ORSPUBHC.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Ghana
Kenya
Pakistan
Zambia

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences, ORSPUBFW (V424E) varies slightly in question wording across samples. This response category is consistently organized under the "Public Sector" header and is worded as "community health worker." 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

ORSPUBFW (V424E) 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.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

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

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

In the 1991 Pakistan survey, under the "Public Sector" header, there are separate categories for "family welfare worker" and "lady health worker." Because ORSPUBFW focuses on all public fieldworkers, these responses are consolidated in this variable to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving the country-specific categories:

  • Family welfare worker is listed as ORSPK1 in IPUMS-DHS
  • Lady health worker is listed as ORSPK2 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

  • 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.
  • Kenya 1993: 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.
  • Nigeria 1990: 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.
  • Tanzania 1991: Women age 15-49, who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, who have ever heard of ORS.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married 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.
  • Ghana: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • India: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Kenya: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-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
  • Senegal: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C
  • Tanzania: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C
  • Zambia: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C