Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
GEO1_BY identifies the household's region within Belarus in 1999. Regions are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_BY can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Belarus 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.