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Dominican Republic, Subregions

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SUBRDO indicates the sub-region within Dominican Republic in which the household was enumerated. SUBRDO is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.

The full set of geography variables for Dominican Republic can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1 and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

Sub-regions in the Dominican Republic are comparable across samples, except for Yuma and Higuamo. In all samples except 2002, Yuma and Higuamo are listed as separate sub-regions, but in 2002 they were combined under the name Este. Therefore, Yuma and Higuamo have been combined to maintain consistency.


  • All households


  • Dominican Republic: 1960, 1970, 1981, 2002, 2010