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"Leny Mathew" <lenymathewc@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: RE: coding problem: looping through a list of ID's |

Date |
Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:45:51 -0500 |

Thanks Nick & Jeff for your suggestions. I think that I was perhaps not clear enough with what I was trying to do. The following is the data for one of the patients: pt_id dov pt_ht age 2 24-May-01 141 12.92519 2 31-May-01 141 12.94441 2 11-Sep-01 141 13.22718 2 11-Dec-01 145 13.47701 2 21-Feb-02 146 13.67467 2 2-May-02 147 13.86685 2 11-Jul-02 149 14.05903 2 21-Nov-02 152 14.42416 2 21-Jan-03 152.3 14.59163 2 10-Apr-03 153.7 14.80851 2 1-May-03 153.4 14.86616 2 1-Jul-03 153.8 15.03363 2 9-Sep-03 154.8 15.22581 2 18-Nov-03 154.8 15.41798 2 20-Jan-04 156 15.59094 2 18-Mar-04 157 15.75017 2 20-May-04 156 15.92313 2 15-Jul-04 157 16.07687 2 16-Sep-04 157 16.24983 2 11-Nov-04 158 16.40357 I'm trying to find out how much this patient grew in a year. So the way I thought of it is to find out the interval of time that approximates an year and then compute the difference in height between those two points. So, taking the difference between _n and _n-1 will not suffice but it has to be _n and _n-i when i goes from 1 to _N within patient. For example the first time point is 24 May 01 and the time that approximates a year is 2 may 02. So, the height increase would be (147-141). Then the next one would be from 2 May 02 to 1 May 03 and so on. The patient number 3 has 105 visits from 1988 to 2000, so the number of intervals would be more compared to ID 2. I would most probably end up using the most recent one year height increase for analysis purposes, but that doesn't make this any easier. I hope this clarifies things better. Leny * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: coding problem: looping through a list of ID's***From:*Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>

**References**:**st: coding problem: looping through a list of ID's***From:*"Leny Mathew" <lenymathewc@gmail.com>

**st: RE: coding problem: looping through a list of ID's***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**Re: st: RE: coding problem: looping through a list of ID's***From:*"Leny Mathew" <lenymathewc@gmail.com>

**Re: st: RE: coding problem: looping through a list of ID's***From:*Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>

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