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GEO_NG2003 (V101_NG2003)
Nigeria regions, 2003 [GIS]

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GEO_NG2003 (V101_NG2003) indicates the region of Nigeria where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2003 Nigeria survey are equivalent to grouped states.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables, GEO_NG2003_2018 and GEOALT_NG2008_2018, that provide spatially consistent units over time. The 2003 Nigeria sample is excluded from GEOALT_NG2008_2018 due to inconsistent boundaries.

A GIS map for GEO_NG2003 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NG2003 (V101_NG2003) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NG2003, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Nigeria 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-M, 2003-H