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ORSPUBHC (V424B)
Known source for ORS: Public health center

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Description

ORSPUBHC (V424B) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a public health center as a source for 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 health centers 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
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Ghana
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Zambia

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences, ORSPUBHC (V424B) varies slightly in question wording across samples. This response category is consistently organized under the "Public Sector" header and is worded as "health center" or "government health center." However, in some cases, multiple categories were consolidated in ORSPUBHC to form a single, more comprehensive response. Countries of particular interest are noted below.

Additionally, 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

ORSPUBHC (V424B) is included in Phase II of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

In the Burkina Faso 1993 survey, under the "Public Sector" header, there are separate categories for "medical center" and "center for health and social advancement." Because ORSPUBHC focuses on all public health centers, these responses are consolidated in this variable to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving the country-specific categories:

  • Medical center is listed as ORSBF1 in IPUMS-DHS
  • Center for health and social advancement is listed as ORSBF2 in IPUMS-DHS

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, under the "Public Sector" header, there are separate categories for "primary health center" and "maternal and child health center." Because ORSPUBHC focuses on all public health centers, these responses are consolidated in this variable to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving the country-specific categories:

  • Primary health center is listed as ORSJO1 in IPUMS-DHS
  • Maternal and child health center is listed as ORSJO2 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 — 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, who have ever heard of ORS and who 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Rwanda 1992: 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zambia: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C