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DHS-IPUMS-I Sudan regions, 1989-2008 [consistent boundaries, GIS]

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DHS_IPUMSI_SD provides geographic codes for Sudan 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_SD indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.
GIS shapefiles for Sudan can be downloaded here.

Comparability — General

The units in DHS_IPUMSI_SD are harmonized across DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The DHS survey year is 1989 and corresponds to the census samples from 2008 in IPUMS-International.

The 1989 survey of Sudan in DHS excludes Bahr El Ghazal, Equatoria, and Upper Nile - all of which are in present day South Sudan.


  • All households


  • Sudan: 2008