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GEO_ET2016 (V101_ET2016)
Ethiopia regions, 2016 [GIS]

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GEO_ET2016 (V101_ET2016) indicates the region of Ethiopia where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2016 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_ET2016 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_ET2016 (V101_ET2016) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ET2016, 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 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2016-M, 2016-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B