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ORSPUBMOB (V424D)
Known source for ORS: Public mobile clinic

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Description

ORSPUBMOB (V424D) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a public mobile clinic as a source for oral rehydration solution (ORS).

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

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Ghana
Kenya

Comparability

In addition to slight universe differences, ORSPUBMOB (V424D) varies slightly in question wording across samples. This response category is consistently organized under the "Public Sector" header and is worded as "mobile clinic." However, 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

ORSPUBMOB (V424D) 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Sudan 1989: Ever-married women age 15-49 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
  • 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
  • Sudan: 1989-B, 1989-W, 1989-C