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st: Creating a Count Variable

From   Chao Yawo <>
Subject   st: Creating a Count Variable
Date   Thu, 3 Apr 2008 12:37:11 -0700 (PDT)

I have a range of 5 variables that ask respondents
who is responsible for different household household
tasks (vara, varb, varc, vard, vare). Respondents
have a choice of selecting one fo the followinvg
responses/values for each question:
1. Respondent Alone,
2. Respondent and Roomate
3. Respondent and Someone else
4.Roomate Alone
5. Someone else alone.
I want to create a variable that counts how many
times a respondent selects each of these
values/responses/choices across all the five
variables (vara - vare).
The resulting output would list per respondent, how
many times they selected each choice (across the 5
thanks very much -- CY

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