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.
ORSPK2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a lady health 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.
ORSPK2 is combined with ORSPK1 (family welfare worker) in ORSPUBFW (all public fieldworkers) for the 1991 Pakistan sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using ORSPK2 are encouraged to review ORSPUBFW for a more comprehensive response category.