# Re: st: coding question

 From Maarten buis To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: coding question Date Mon, 3 Mar 2008 21:37:30 +0000 (GMT)

```Looks ok
-- Maarten

> You did kindly answer to this query before, i meant to confirm if i
> want to calculate the cumulative value for first 6 visits only, would
> the command be:
>
>  bys id (visitn) : gen cumulad = ///
>  sum(pillmissed)/sum(pillspres) * 100, if visitn>=1&visitn<=6
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Maarten buis
> >  > Question how to calculate variable representing cumulative value
> >  >
> >  > = [(total n pillmissed per patient at all visits) / (total n
> >  > pillspres at all visits)] * 100
> >
> >  The trick is to combine -bys- with the -sum- function. -bys id
> >  (visitn)- does whatever folows the : for each person separetely
> and the
> >  (visitn) ensures that within each person the cases are ordered by
> >  visitn. The -sum- function gives you the cumulative sum. So
> combining
> >  the two gives you:
> >
> >  *-------------- begin example ------------------
> >  drop _all
> >  input long id visitn pillspres pillmissed
> >
> > 1001  1   30  2
> >  1001  2   20  5
> >  1001  6   50  1
> >  end
> >
> >  bys id (visitn) : gen cumulad = ///
> >     sum(pillmissed)/sum(pillspres) * 100
> >
> >  list
> >  *--------------- end example --------------------
> >  (For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see
> >  http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/stata/exampleFAQ.html )

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