# Re: st: Summing up values specific for each individual.

 From sorensen@mit.edu To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Summing up values specific for each individual. Date Wed, 4 Sep 2002 00:08:14 -0400

```assuming Stata 7

bysort HHid: egen totalcons=sum(amount_consumed)

Quoting Kompal Sinha <kompal.sinha@anu.edu.au>:

> Dear All,
>
> I am working with household data and my problem is something like this.
>
> For each household I have 'j' items where 'j' varies for each household. I
> want to find the sum of these items for each household.
>
> For example:
>
> HHid    item code  amount consumed
>
> 501          2           2
> 501          5           3
> 501          6           1
> 501          8           5
> 501         10           6
> 501         11           2
>
> 502          2           5
> 502          6           8
> 502          7           2
> 502         13           9
> 502         15           3
> 502         16           5
> 502         1            3
>
>
>
> In the above example I want to find the sum of the third column(amount
> consumed) for each household and place this sum in the fourth column such
> that the sum is repeated '
> j' times for one household. As I have 69000 households, I wonder if there is
> a command or a program is STATA that can do this for me. Also the number of
> items consumed by each household varies.
>
> Sincerely,
> Kompal Sinha.
>
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