Codes and Frequencies
GEO_PK2017 (V101_PK2017) reports the region of Pakistan where the respondent was interviewed, using provinces as the geographic unit.
Other Pakistan sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. The integrated variable GEO_PK1991_2017 provides spatially consistent units over time for Pakistan samples.
A GIS map for GEO_ PK2017 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.
Unlike other Pakistani DHS surveys, the 2017 Pakistan survey contains data from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas).
GEO_PK2017 (V101_PK2017) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.
Comparability - Standard DHS
GEO_PK2017 (V101_PK2017) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.
- Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.