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GEO_BD1997 (V101_BD1997)
Bangladesh regions, 1997 [GIS]

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GEO_BD1997 (V101_BD1997) indicates the region of Bangladesh where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 1997 Bangladesh survey are equivalent to divisions.
Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_BD1994_2014, that provides spatially consistent units over time.
A GIS map for GEO_BD1997 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_ BD1997 (V101_BD1997) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.
Comparability - Standard DHS
GEO_ BD1997, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1997-B, 1997-H, 1997-M, 1997-W, 1997-C