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DHS-IPUMS-I Burkina Faso regions, 1996-2010

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DHS_IPUMSI_BF provides geographic codes for Burkina Faso that match those in the DHS and IPUMS-International databases. This variable can be used to link contextual area data from IPUMS-DHS to IPUMS-International or vice versa. The codes in DHS_IPUMSI_BF indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Burkina Faso can be downloaded here.


The units in DHS_IPUMSI_BF are harmonized across DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The time span for DHS samples is 2003 to 2010 and corresponds to the census samples from 1996 to 2006 in IPUMS-International.

Burkina Faso 1993 and 1998 DHS samples are excluded from DHS_IPUMSI_BF due to inconsistent boundaries and geographic units.

The Burkina Faso 1985 IPUMS-International sample is not included in DHS_IPUMSI_BF due to reorganization in geography from thirty provinces to thirteen regions.


  • Burkina Faso 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso: 2003-W, 2003-B, 2003-C, 2003-H, 2003-W, 2010-W, 2010-H, 2010-B, 2010-C, 2010-W