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st: Re: Tabulate command ordering


From   "Leonor Saravia" <lmisaravia@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Tabulate command ordering
Date   Wed, 18 Jun 2008 17:11:17 -0400

Maarten, Thank you very much for your time and idea!! :)


2008/6/18, Leonor Saravia <lmisaravia@gmail.com>:
> Maarten, thank you very much. The way you have done the tabulation is
> being very useful.
>
> May I bother you again with other question? with the same data, I'd
> like to know, by range of age, whats the percentage self -employed
> males or females. I tryed to do this in the same way you have done the
> other tabulation (using cond()), but it didnt work. I'm sure that Im
> doing something wrong; so, I tryed in an "ugly" way, this:
>
> bysort age: egen self_age_m = count(selfemployed & sex == 1)
> bysort edad: egen self_age_f = count(selfemployed & sex == 2)
>
> bysort edad: egen activity_m = count(activity & sex == 1)
> bysort edad: egen activity_f = count(activity & sex == 2)
>
> gen self_act_age_m = self_age_m / activity_m
> gen self_act_age_f = self_age_f / activity_f
>
> noi tab age self_act_age_m
> noi tab age self_act_age_f
>
> but Stata is not doing what I was expecting. The output (wrong) is this:
>
>         self_act_age_m
> age? |         1           |     Total
> -----------+-----------+----------
>         1 |        66 |        66
>         2 |     2,311 |     2,311
>         3 |     3,761 |     3,761
>         4 |     3,947 |     3,947
>         5 |     2,852 |     2,852
>         6 |     1,924 |     1,924
>         7 |     1,582 |     1,582
> -----------+-----------+----------
>     Total |    16,443 |    16,443
>
>
>  age     |     self_act_age_f      |     Total
> -----------+-----------+----------
>         1 |        66 |        66
>         2 |     2,311 |     2,311
>         3 |     3,761 |     3,761
>         4 |     3,947 |     3,947
>         5 |     2,852 |     2,852
>         6 |     1,924 |     1,924
>         7 |     1,582 |     1,582
> -----------+-----------+----------
>     Total |    16,443 |    16,443
>
> But Ito know the percentage of people satisfying some conditions by age.
>
> Thank you again!!
>
> Leonor
>
> 2008/6/18, Leonor Saravia <lmisaravia@gmail.com>:
> > Dear Statalisters,
> >
> > First Id like to thank Andrea Bennet and Austin Nichols, for the help
> > in merging the different datasets that I'm already using. :)
> >
> > I'm working with a database that has information for working people,
> > male and female, in different ranges of age and I'd like Stata to
> > count how many male (female) persons are in each interval of age and
> > satisfy the condition of being a self-employed person. Until now, I' m
> > doing this:
> >
> > bysort age: egen indep_m = sum(selfemploy == 1 & sex == 1)
> > tab inxed_m
> >
> > bysort age: egen indep_f = sum(selfemploy == 1 & sex == 2)
> > tab inxed_f
> >
> > And the Stata output for this is:
> >
> >  inxed_m |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> > ------------+-----------------------------------
> >          2 |         66        0.40        0.40
> >         70 |      1,582        9.62       10.02
> >        144 |      2,311       14.05       24.08
> >        231 |      1,924       11.70       35.78
> >        373 |      3,761       22.87       58.65
> >        427 |      2,852       17.34       76.00
> >        530 |      3,947       24.00      100.00
> > ------------+-----------------------------------
> >      Total |     16,443      100.00
> >
> >    inxed_f |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> > ------------+-----------------------------------
> >          0 |         66        0.40        0.40
> >         26 |      1,582        9.62       10.02
> >         65 |      2,311       14.05       24.08
> >         68 |      1,924       11.70       35.78
> >        164 |      2,852       17.34       53.12
> >        171 |      3,761       22.87       76.00
> >        259 |      3,947       24.00      100.00
> > ------------+-----------------------------------
> >
> >
> > My problem is that when I tabulate the result variables (" indep_m"
> > and "indep_f ") Stata brings the output of the number of persons in
> > each age range in an ascending order, but I'd like to have the
> > information ordered by the range of age (not by the number of persons
> > satisfying the conditions), to know how many persons are working as
> > independent in each range of age.
> >
> > I'd appreciate very much your advice in this.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Leonor
> >
>

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