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GEO_JO2009 (V101_JO2009)
Jordan regions, 2009 [GIS]

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GEO_JO2009 (V101_JO2009) reports the region of Jordan where the respondent was interviewed. Geographic units in this variable consist of very broad regions (North, Central, and South).

Other sample years for Jordan have their own sample-specific geography variables. The Jordan 2009 sample was included in the integrated geographic variables GEO_JO1990_2017 (which excludes the 2002 and 1997 Jordan samples), GEO_ JO1997_2017, and GEO_JO2007_2017 (which reports individual governorates), all of which provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_JO2009 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_JO2009 (V101_ JO2009) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_JO2009 (GEO_JO2009) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Jordan 2009: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan: 2009-B, 2009-H, 2009-W, 2009-C