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GEO_EG2008 (V101_EG2008)
Egypt regions, 2008 [GIS]

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GEO_EG2008 (V101_EG2008) indicates the region of Egypt where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2008 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_EG2008 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_EG2008 (V101_EG2008) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_EG2008, 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 2008: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt: 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H