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DHS-IPUMS-I Lesotho regions, 1996-2014

Codes and Frequencies

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DHS_IPUMSI_LS provides geographic codes for Lesotho 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_LS indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Lesotho can be downloaded here.


The units in DHS_IPUMSI_LS 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 2004 to 2014 and corresponds to the census samples from 1996 to 2006 in IPUMS-International.


  • Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho: 2004-W, 2004-M, 2004-H, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2009-W, 2009-M, 2009-H, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-W, 2014-H