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"Leonor Saravia" <lmisaravia@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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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, what´s 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 didn´t work. I'm sure that I´m > 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 I´to 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 I´d 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 > > > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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