Codes and Frequencies
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.
- Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.