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GEO_MZ1997 (V101_MZ1997)
Mozambique regions, 1997 [GIS]

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GEO_MZ1997 (V101_MZ1997) indicates the region of Mozambique where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 1997 Mozambique survey are equivalent to provinces.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_MZ1997_2011, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_MZ1997 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_MZ1997 (V101_MZ1997) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_MZ1997, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Mozambique 1997: All women age 15-49.
  • Mozambique: 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-M, 1997-H, 1997-W