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st: recording date and year


From   "Yun Liu" <liuyun3@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: recording date and year
Date   Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:47:49 -0400

Hi,

I have a question about recording date and year. I am dealing with a
"date of birth" variable stored in an excel file. In some cases, it's
a year. In some cases, it's month and year. In other cases, it's date
and year. For examples,

1965
Nov-47
1952
1952
1953
10-Oct-40

What would be the best way to record this variable in stata? Thank you!

Yun
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