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GEO_ML2001 (V101_ML2001)
Mali regions, 2001 [GIS]

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GEO_ML2001 (V101_ML2001) indicates the region of Mali where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2001 Mali survey are equivalent to grouped regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables GEO_ML1987_2018 and GEO_ML1995_2018, that provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_ML2001 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_ML2001 (V101_ML2001) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ML2001, 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 2001: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali: 2001-H, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2001-M