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GEO_BD1994_2014 (GEO_BD1994_2014)
Bangladesh regions, 1994-2014 [integrated; GIS]

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GEO_BD1994_2014 indicates the region of Bangladesh where the respondent was interviewed. The variable is integrated to yield units with consistent boundaries across samples.

Labels identify the modern geographic units (divisions) contained in each integrated region. Each sample also has its own non-integrated geography variable.

An integrated GIS map (in shapefile format) for Bangladesh can be downloaded here.


Bangladesh had 5 divisions in 1994, which later split into 7 divisions:

  • Chittagong split in the early 1990's to form Chittagong and Sylhet
  • Rajshahi split in 2010 to form Rajshahi and Rangpur


  • Bangladesh 1994: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49.
  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1994-H, 1994-C, 1994-M, 1994-B, 1994-W, 1997-H, 1997-C, 1997-M, 1997-B, 1997-W, 2000-H, 2000-C, 2000-M, 2000-B, 2000-W, 2004-H, 2004-C, 2004-M, 2004-B, 2004-W, 2007-H, 2007-C, 2007-M, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2011-H, 2011-C, 2011-M, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2014-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B