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GEO_ZW1988 (V101_ZW1988)
Zimbabwe regions, 1988 [non-GIS]

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GEO_ZW1988 (V101_ZW1988) indicates the region of Zimbabwe where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 1988 Zimbabwe survey are equivalent to non-mappable regions, because the survey is representative at the national level.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_ZW1994_2015, that provides spatially consistent units over time. The Zimbabwe 1988 sample is excluded from GEO_ZW1994_2015 due to non-mappable boundaries.


GEO_ZW1988 (V101_ZW1988) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_ZW1988, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Zimbabwe 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B