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DHS-IPUMS-I Benin regions, 1979-2017

Codes and Frequencies

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DHS_IPUMSI_BJ provides geographic codes for Benin 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_BJ indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Benin can be downloaded here.


The units in DHS_IPUMSI_BJ 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 are 1996 to 2017 and corresponds to the census samples from 1979 to 2013 in IPUMS-International.


  • Benin 1996: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2001: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin 2017: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 1996-W, 1996-M, 1996-C, 1996-B, 1996-H, 2001-W, 2001-M, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2001-H, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-H, 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H