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GEO_JO2012 (V101_JO2012)
Jordan regions, 2012 [GIS]

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GEO_JO2012 (V101_JO2012) reports the region of Jordan where the respondent was interviewed. Geographic units in this variable are very broad regions (North, Central, and South).

Other sample years for Jordan have their own sample-specific geography variables. The 2012 Jordan sample was included in the integrated geographic variables GEO_JO1990_2017 (which excludes the 1997 and 2002 Jordan samples), GEO_ JO1997_2017, and GEO_JO2007_2017 (which identifies individual governorates), all of which provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_JO2012 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_JO2012 (V101_ JO2012) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_JO2012 (V101_JO2012) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan: 2012-B, 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-C