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GEO_NE2012 (V101_NE2012)
Niger regions, 2012 [GIS]

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GEO_NE2012 (V101_NE2012) indicates the region of Niger where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2012 Niger survey are equivalent to regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_NE1992_2012, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_NE2012 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NE2012 (V101_NE2012) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NE2012, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Niger 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger: 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-M