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GEO_IA1998 (V101_IA1998)
India regions, 1998 [non-GIS]

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GEO_IA1998 (V101_IA1998) indicates the region of India where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 1998 India survey are equivalent to regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_IA1992_2015, that provides spatially consistent units over time.


GEO_IA1998 (V101_IA1998) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_IA1998, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • India 1998: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • India: 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-C