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GEO_TZ2015 (V101_TZ2015)
Tanzania regions, 2015 [GIS]

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GEO_TZ2015 (V101_TZ2015) reports the region of Tanzania where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2015 Tanzania survey are equivalent to regions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. The integrated variables GEO_TZ1991_2015 and GEO_TZ1996_2015 provide spatially consistent units for Tanzania over time.

A GIS map for GEO_TZ2015 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_TZ2015 (V101_TZ2015) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_TZ2015, 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 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania: 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M