Codes and Frequencies
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.
- Malawi 2016: All women age 15-49.