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Main purpose of ORS

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ORSPURPOSE reports what, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent said was the main purpose of an ORS packet.


ORSPURPOSE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ORSPURPOSE is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Tunisia 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey, whose last-born child is still alive, and who have seen an ORS packet.
  • Tunisia: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B