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GEO_MG1997 (V101_MG1997)
Madagascar regions, 1997 [GIS]

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GEO_MG1997 (V101_MG1997) indicates the region of Madagascar where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 1997 Madagascar survey are equivalent to autonomous provinces.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_MG1992_2008, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_MG1997 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_MG1997 (V101_MG1997) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_MG1997, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Madagascar 1997: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar: 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-H, 1997-W