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GEO_MW2016 (GEO_MW2016)
Malawi regions, 2016 [GIS]

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GEO_MW2016 (V101_MW2016) indicates the region of Malawi where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2016 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. Greater geographic detail for the Malawi 2016 sample can be found in GEOALT_MW2016.

A GIS map for GEO_MW2016 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_MW2016 (V101_MW2016) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_MW2016, 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 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi: 2016-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M