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GEO_BJ1996 (V101_BJ1996)
Benin regions, 1996 [GIS]

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GEO_BJ1996 (V101_BJ1996) indicates the region of Benin where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 1996 Benin survey are equivalent to provinces.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_BJ1996_2011, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_BJ1996 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_BJ1996 (V101_BJ1996) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_BJ1996, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Benin 1996: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 1996-B, 1996-M, 1996-H, 1996-W, 1996-C