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GEO_IA2005 (V101_IA2005)
India regions, 2005 [GIS]

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GEO_IA2005 (V101_IA2005) indicates the region of India where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2005 India survey are equivalent to states, with the capital remaining an autonomous region.

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.

A GIS map for GEO_IA2005 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_IA2005 (V101_IA2005) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_IA2005, 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 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • India: 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B