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st: Re: dummies for percentiles


From   baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: dummies for percentiles
Date   Mon, 12 Aug 2002 07:59:37 -0400

--On Monday, August 12, 2002 2:33 -0400 Radu  wrote:

Dear all,

Thanks for the previous help.
I have an income variable and I would like to create a set of dummies for
whether the income is between certain percentiles (i.e inc10 for income
b/w the 10th and 15th percentile and so on). I know that -centile-
generates requested centiles, but I'm not sure how to put the results of
this command into a list that can be used with the -egen cut- command.

No need to use egen, cut.

* create integer variable marking decile
xtile pct = income, n(10)
tab pct, gen(iq)

This will create dummies for the deciles of income. If you want every 5th percentile, use n(20), etc.

Kit



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