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GEO_SD1989 (V101_SD1989)
Sudan regions, 1989 [GIS]

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GEO_SD1989 (V101_SD1989) indicates the region of Sudan where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 1989 Sudan survey are equivalent to states and groups of states.

A GIS map for GEO_SD1989 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


The 1989 survey of Sudan excludes Bahr El Ghazal, Equatoria, and Upper Nile - all of which are in present day South Sudan.

GEO_ SD1989 (V101_SD1989) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ SD1989, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Sudan 1989: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Sudan: 1989-B, 1989-W, 1989-C