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Malawi districts, 2010 [GIS]

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GEOALT_MW2010 indicates the region of Malawi where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in GEOALT_MW2010 are equivalent to districts.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable GEOALT_MW2010_2016 that provides spatially consistent units over time. Lesser geographic detail for the Malawi 2010 sample can be found in GEO_MW2010. An additional integrated variable, GEO_MW1992_2016, provides spatially consistent units over time with less geographic detail.

A GIS map for GEOALT_MW2010 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEOALT_MW2010 is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.


  • Malawi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi: 2010-B, 2010-M, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2010-C