Codes and Frequencies
GEO_LS2009 (V101_LS2009) indicates the region of Lesotho where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2009 Lesotho survey are equivalent to divisions.
Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_LS2004_2014, that provides spatially consistent units over time.
A GIS map for GEO_LS2009 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.
- Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.