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GEO_GH2008 (V101_GH2008)
Ghana regions, 2008 [GIS]

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GEO_GH2008 (V101_GH2008) indicates the region of Ghana where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2008 Ghana survey are equivalent to 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_GH2008 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_GH2008 (V101_GH2008) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_GH2008, 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 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 2008-M, 2008-H, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B