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Re: st: Database design for analysis


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Database design for analysis
Date   Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:28:35 -0500

On 2/12/08, Ziad El-Khatib <Ziad.El-Khatib@ki.se> wrote:
> Dear STATA-lister,
> I am preparing database in EpiData then to move it into STATA. I will
> be reviewing patients' records over different visits time.
> Would it better to design it as relational database if later on I can
> rearrange observations* in rows using STATA.
> or
> better to enter every observation* as new records?

I would suggest having two files: patients and visits, and have
patientid in each of them.

Best regards, Sergiy


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> *New observation = new visit for the same patient
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> Thank you in advance and best regards
> ziad
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