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Re: st: body mass index

From   "Michael Blasnik" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: body mass index
Date   Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:52:38 -0500

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.

Michael Blasnik

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rogge, Mary M" <>
To: <>
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.
> Mary
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Sarah A.
> Mustillo
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 12:15 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: st: body mass index
> Mary -
> This isn't exactly what you are asking for, but it may be helpful.  This
> is
> a simple do-file that creates variables for overweight and obese based
> on
> 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
> (bmi=wt/(ht*ht)):

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