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Re: st: body mass index
I think you ought to have followed up on Nick Cox's reference to the the UK
Stata Users group meeting. I think your problem may be directly solved if
you look at zanthro package on the web site:
The site includes ado files and associated lookup datasets to get z stats
(and therefore percentiles) for various anthropometric measures, including
bmi, by age and gender. I think it's all implemented through egen commands.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rogge, Mary M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:02 AM
Subject: RE: st: body mass index
> Thanks, Sarah, I made be able to modify it to tackle my problem. Thanks
> for responding.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Sarah A.
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 12:15 PM
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> Subject: Re: st: body mass index
> Mary -
> This isn't exactly what you are asking for, but it may be helpful. This
> a simple do-file that creates variables for overweight and obese based
> the 85th and 95th percentiles on the CDC growth charts by age and sex.
> This do-file assumes you already have a variable for bmi in your dataset
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