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GEO_NG2008 (V101_NG2008)
Nigeria regions, 2008 [GIS]

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GEO_NG2008 (V101_NG2008) indicates the region of Nigeria where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2008 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.

A GIS map for GEO_NG2008 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NG2008 (V101_NG2008) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NG2008, 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 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria: 2008-B, 2008-M, 2008-H, 2008-W, 2008-C