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DHS-IPUMS-I Guinea regions, 1983-2012 [consistent boundaries, GIS]

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DHS_IPUMSI_GN provides geographic codes for Guinea that match those in the DHS and IPUMS-International databases. This variable can be used to link contextual area data from IPUMS-DHS to IPUMS-International or vice versa. The codes in DHS_IPUMSI_GN indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Guinea can be downloaded here.

Comparability — General

The units in DHS_IPUMSI_GN are harmonized across DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The time span for DHS samples are 2005 to 2018 and corresponds to the census samples from 1983 to 2014 in IPUMS-International.

The DHS samples provide geographical information for groups of regions, while the IPUMS-International samples uses prefectures. The prefectures are grouped to create DHS regions.

The 1999 sample of Guinea is excluded from DHS_IPUMSI_GN due to inconsistent boundaries and geographic units.


  • All households


  • Guinea: 1983, 1996, 2014