Codes and Frequencies
GEO_PK2006 (V101_PK2006) indicates the region of Pakistan where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2006 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_ PK2006 (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 2006 survey.
GEO_PK2006 (V101_PK2006) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.
Comparability - Standard DHS
GEO_PK2006, 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 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49.