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GEO_EG2005 (V101_EG2005)
Egypt regions, 2005 [GIS]

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GEO_EG2005 (V101_EG2005) indicates the region of Egypt where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2005 Egypt survey are equivalent to grouped governorates.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables, GEO_EG1988_2014 and GEOALT_EG1988_2014, that provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_EG2005 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_EG2005 (V101_EG2005) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_EG2005, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Egypt 2005: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt: 2005-B, 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-C