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Ethnicity, Mali


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ETHNICITYNM_ML (MV131ML) is a variable specific to Mali that reports responses to a question about the man's ethnicity. The number of groups identified varied across samples. See Comparability.


ETHNICITYMN_ML (MV131ML) is a country-specific variable for Mali that collects information about the ethnic group to which the man belongs. While five ethnic groups (with codes 010 to 050) are reported for all Malian samples, the number and names of other ethnic groups vary across samples. IPUMS-DHS therefore uses a three-digit composite coding system. Other Malian ethnicities share a common first digit of 1; foreigners share a common first digit of 2; and specific detail is provided in the second digit and third digits of the codes.

The ECOWAS countries consist of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The CDEAO countries consist of Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Comparability - Standard DHS

ETHNICITYMN (MV131) is a country-specific variable that is a standard recode variable for men for DHS Phase 3 forward, with no standard wording or response categories.


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  • Mali: 1987-M, 1995-M, 2001-M, 2006-M, 2012-M, 2018-M