Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
ORSPK1 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a family welfare worker as a source for oral rehydration solution (ORS). ORS is typically used to treat dehydration in individuals with diarrhea. This response is country-specific to Pakistan.
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.
ORSPK1 is combined with ORSPK2 (lady health worker) in ORSPUBFW (all public fieldworkers) for the 1991 Pakistan sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using ORSPK1 are encouraged to review ORSPUBFW for a more comprehensive response category.