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GEO_GH1988_2014 (GEO_GH1988_2014)
Ghana regions, 1988-2014 [integrated; GIS]

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GEO_ GH1988_2014 reports the region of Ghana where the respondent was interviewed. The variable is integrated to yield units with consistent boundaries across samples.

Labels identify the modern geographic units (regions) contained in each integrated region. Each sample also has its own non-integrated geography variable. The 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2014 samples have greater geographic detail available in their sample-specific variables.

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


In the 1988 Ghana sample, the Northern, Upper West, and Upper East regions combined to form a group of regions.

The 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2014 Ghana surveys have greater geographic detail and do not group regions.


  • Ghana 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 1993: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B, 1993-W, 1993-M, 1993-C, 1993-B, 1993-H, 1998-W, 1998-H, 1998-M, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2003-W, 2003-W, 2003-M, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-H, 2008-W, 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-W, 2014-M, 2014-B, 2014-H