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Re: st: Turning banded income into a continuous variable


From   Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   "statalist hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Turning banded income into a continuous variable
Date   Wed, 02 Apr 2003 15:58:09 +0100

on 02/04/2003 1:00 pm, Morris, Stephen at s.morris@imperial.ac.uk wrote:

> I have individual-level data on grouped income, where an individual's income
> may be in one of 31 bands. The bands get wider at higher incomes (the
> highest being open-ended). I know the cut points for each band and the
> number of observations/individuals within each band. I would like to compute
> a continuous individual-level income variable from this.

That's what -intreg- is for. You can model the variable, generate predicted
means, all of that, without substituting bogus values for the existing ones.



Ronan M Conroy (rconroy@rcsi.ie)
Lecturer in Biostatistics
Royal College of Surgeons
Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764)

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