Codes and Frequencies
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.
- Madagascar 1997: All women age 15-49.