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GEO_TZ1999 (V101_TZ1999)
Tanzania regions, 1999 [GIS]

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GEO_TZ1999 (GEO_TZ1999) indicates the region of Tanzania where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 1999 Tanzania survey are equivalent to regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables GEO_TZ1991_2015 and GEO_TZ1996_2015, that provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_TZ1999 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_TZ1999 (V101_TZ1999) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_TZ1999, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Tanzania 1999: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania: 1999-B, 1999-M, 1999-H, 1999-W, 1999-C