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GEO_MW2004 (V101_MW2004)
Malawi regions, 2004 [GIS]

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GEO_MW2004 (V101_MW2004) indicates the region of Malawi where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2004 Malawi survey are equivalent to regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_MW1992_2016, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_MW2004 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_MW2004 (V101_MW2004) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_MW2004, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Malawi 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi: 2004-M, 2004-H, 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B