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Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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st: Re: How to extract and recode variables in a multiple member household survey |

Date |
Thu, 10 Feb 2005 16:58:37 -0800 (PST) |

Regina, Have you considered to -reshape- your data? I find survey data easier to work with if one observation represents one household member. You could then look at these FAQs: http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/anyall.html http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/members.html Friedrich --- ra248@columbia.edu wrote: > I have the following problem. I am working with a household survey > and I need to separate the information of the mother. I have a set > of variables recording a set of characteristics for each household > member. For instance, variable S_i (where i=1,…,46) records the sex > of the ith member. Variable A_i records the age of the ith member > and so on. I also have a variable that takes the value of i for > the mother in the household. > > My dataset looks like this: > > ID Mom S_1 A_1 S_2 A_2 S_3 A_3… S_46 A_46 > 1 2 M 24 F 22 F 12 M 67 > 2 1 F 29 M 32 M 8 . . > 3 46 F 76 M 75 F 46 F 41 > . > . > > What I need is to identify the mother in each row and create a set > of separate variables for her (i.e. MS, MA), while at the same > time deleting the original mother observation from the original > data set of variables (shown below). > > > ID Mom S_1 A_1 S_2 A_2 S_3 A_3… S_46 A_46 MS MA > 1 2 M 24 . . F 12 M 67 F 22 > 2 1 . . M 32 M 8 . . F 29 > 3 46 F 76 M 75 F 46 . . F 41 __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? All your favorites on one personal page – Try My Yahoo! http://my.yahoo.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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