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Type of water used for ORS

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ORSWATERTYP reports the type of water (boiled, bottled, plain, or some other type) the respondent last used to prepare an ORS packet.


Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, ORSWATERTYP has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 who have given birth in the 5 years before the survey and who have ever prepared ORS.
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C