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GEO_CM1998 (V101_CM1998)
Cameroon regions, 1998 [GIS]

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Description

GEO_CM1998 (V101_CM1998) indicates the region of Cameroon where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 1998 Cameroon survey are equivalent to grouped regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables, GEO_CM1991_2011 and GEO_CM2004_2011, that provide spatially consistent units over time. The Cameroon 1998 sample is excluded from GEO_CM2004_2011 due to inconsistent boundaries.

A GIS map for GEO_CM1998 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.

Comparability

GEO_CM1998 (V101_CM1998) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_CM1998, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.

Universe

  • Cameroon 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon: 1998-H, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B