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GEO_ML1987 (V101_ML1987)
Mali regions, 1987 [GIS]

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GEO_ML1987 (V101_ML1987) indicates the region of Mali where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 1987 Mali survey are equivalent to grouped regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables GEO_ML1987_2012 and GEO_ML1995_2012, that provide spatially consistent units over time. The Mali 1987 sample is excluded from GEO_ML1995_2012 due to inconsistent boundaries.

A GIS map for GEO_ML1987 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_ML1987 (V101_ML1987) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ML1987, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Mali 1987: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B, 1987-M