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GEO_ET2005 (V101_ET2005)
Ethiopia regions, 2005 [GIS]

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GEO_ET2005 (V101_ET2005) indicates the region of Ethiopia where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2005 Ethiopia survey are equivalent to states.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_ET2000_2016, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_ET2005 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_ET2005 (V101_ET2005) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ET2005, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Ethiopia 2005: Women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W