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GEO_UG2016 (V101_UG2016)
Uganda regions, 2016 [GIS]

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GEO_UG2016 (V101_UG2016) indicates the region of Uganda where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2016 Uganda survey are equivalent to grouped districts.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables GEO_UG1995_2016 and GEO_UG2006_2016, that provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_UG2016 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_UG2016 (V101_UG2016) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_UG2016, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Uganda 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Uganda: 2016-M, 2016-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B