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st: Generating time-varying covariates in a multiple spell data

From   "Pyy-Martikainen Marjo" <>
Subject   st: Generating time-varying covariates in a multiple spell data
Date   8 Apr 2008 17:44:00 +0300

Hi all,

I have a data containing multiple spells per person. The spells are measured in
The data is in the following form:

1              (  0            1 ]        1              1
1              (  4          13 ]        1               9
2              (15          25 ]        0              10

where variables BEGIN and END are measured in calendar time (1 refers to Jan
2 to Feb 1995 and so on until 60, Dec 1999).

I stset the data in the following way:

stset end, failure(event) time0(begin) exit(time .) origin(time begin)

which means I want to "set the clock to zero" at the start of each spell.
Now I would like to include a dummy for December months 12, 24, 36 and 48.
It is thus a time-varying variable getting value 1 for the December months and
0 for other months. A spell may include zero, one or many December months.
I suppose I should use stsplit and do some kind of episode splitting, but could
help me and give me advice how I should do it with my data?

Thank you in advance.

Marjo Pyy-Martikainen

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