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ORSPUBHP (V424C)
Known source for ORS: Public health post

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Description

ORSPUBHP (V424C) indicates, in response to an open-ended question, whether the woman reported a public health post 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.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Kenya
Madagascar

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences, ORSPUBHP (V424C) varies slightly in question wording across samples. This response category is consistently organized under the "Public Sector" header and is worded as "health post." However, in some cases, multiple categories were consolidated in ORSPUBHP 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" across samples, as some samples use local brand names. Samples of interest are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ORSPUBHP (V424C) 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 "health post" and "primary health post." Because ORSPUBHP focuses on all public health post, these responses are consolidated in this variable to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving the country-specific categories:

  • Health post is listed as ORSBF3 in IPUMS-DHS
  • Primary health post is listed as ORSBF4 in IPUMS-DHS

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • Ghana: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • India: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-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
  • Senegal: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1997-B, 1997-W, 1997-C