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Region of previous residence (Malawi)
Group: Migration

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PREVREGIONMW (V105AMW) indicates the region of Malawi where the respondent lived just before moving to her current place of residence.


PREVREGIONMW (V105AMW) is a country-specific variable for Malawi that collects information about the region in which the woman previously lived. PREVREGIONMW has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

PREVREGIONMW (V105AMW) has country-specific codes, but the general question about previous region of residence is included in the standard DHS questionnaire beginning in Phase VII.


  • Malawi 2016: Women age 15-49 who were not visitors to the household and who had not "always" lived in the region where they were interviewed.
  • Malawi: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B