Codes and Frequencies
GEOALT_RW2014 reports the district of Rwanda where the respondent was interviewed.
Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. The integrated variables GEO_RW1992_2005 and GEO_RW2005_2014 provide spatially consistent units for Rwanda over time. Information from GEOALT_RW2014 is not available in GEO_RW1992_2005 or GEO_RW2005_2014 due to inconsistent boundaries (see GEO_RW2014). Less geographic detail for the Rwanda 2014 sample can be found in GEO_RW2014.
A GIS map for GEOALT_RW2014 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.
In 2006, the twelve provinces were abolished and replaced with the five provinces available in GEO_RW2005_2014. New districts were created as secondary units of geography, as represented in GEOALT_RW2014.
GEOALT_RW2014 is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.
- Rwanda 2014: All women age 15-49.