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st: Using Value Labels to Label Variables


From   Thomas <thomas@tmbx.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Using Value Labels to Label Variables
Date   Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:35:16 -0500

Suppose I have this value label assigned to the variable totavmte_q:

totavmte_q_lab:
           1 <=Q1 (43.25)
           2 Q1 to <=Q2 (64.35)
           3 Q2 to <=Q3 (96.54)
           4 >Q3

and I want to regress:

xi: logistic status i.totavmte_q

Stata will nicely create the following dummies:

_Itotavmte__2 
_Itotavmte__3 
_Itotavmte__4

Now I want to label the dummy variables so that they reflect the value
labels

e.g. 
. label variable _Itotavmte__2 "Q1 to <=Q2 (64.35)"

I am wondering if there is a way to label the dummy variables by way of
referencing their associated value labels (these var labels will be used in
the contest of the user-written estout program).

Thanks for any suggestion,
Thomas Speidel

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