Codes and Frequencies
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.