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GEO_PK1991 (V101_PK1991)
Pakistan regions, 1991 [GIS]

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GEO_PK1991 (V101_PK1991) indicates the region of Pakistan where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 1991 Pakistan survey are equivalent to provinces.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_PK1991_2017, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_ PK1991 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


Both FANA (Federally Administered Northern Areas) and FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) are excluded from the 1991 survey.

GEO_PK1991 (V101_PK1991) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_PK1991, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan: 1991-B, 1991-H, 1991-M, 1991-W, 1991-C