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GEO_BF2003 (V101_BF2003)
Burkina Faso regions, 2003 [GIS]

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GEO_BF2003 (V101_BF2003) indicates the region of Burkina Faso where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2003 Burkina Faso survey are equivalent to regions, with the capital representing an autonomous region.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_BF2003_2010, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_BF2003 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_BF2003 (V101_BF2003) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_BF2003, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Burkina Faso 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso: 2003-B, 2003-M, 2003-H, 2003-W, 2003-C