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Number of containers/units of water used for ORS

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ORSWATERAMT reports the number of containers (or units) of water the respondent used to prepare the ORS mixture. The complementary variable ORSCONTAINER indicates the type of container the respondent used to prepare the ORS mixture.

The related variable ORSPREPWAT (V423) reports the quantity of water, measured in milliliters, used to prepare the ORS mixture.

Comparability — Index



ORSWATERAMT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Nepal [top]

According to the DHS Final Report for the 1996 Nepal sample, "[A] woman who mixed a full packet of Jeevan Jal with one litre, or two manas, or six tea glasses of water is considered as having prepared Jeevan Jal correctly."


  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever prepared ORS using a whole packet.
  • Nepal: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B