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GEO_MG2003 (V101_MG2003)
Madagascar regions, 2003 [GIS]

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GEO_MG2003 (V101_MG2003) indicates the region of Madagascar where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2003 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_MG2003 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_MG2003 (V101_MG2003) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_MG2003, 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 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar: 2003-M, 2003-H, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B