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GEO_GH1988 (V101_GH1988)
Ghana regions, 1988 [GIS]

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GEO_GH1988 (V101_GH1988) indicates the region of Ghana where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 1988 Ghana survey are equivalent to grouped regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_GH1988_2014, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_GH1988 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_GH1988 (V101_GH1988) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_GH1988, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Ghana 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B