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st: label define


From   Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: label define
Date   Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:23:48 +0000

A basic question...
How can I create a new label set for the values of a variable, by modifying an old one?
For example if I have:
label define agegrp 1 "17-24" 2 "25-34" 3 "35-44" 4 "45-54" 5 "55-63"

and I want to create a new label set with a different name, say agegrp2 that has the following values:
1 "17-24" 2 "25-34" 3 "35-44" 4 ">=45"

Can I use the label set agegrp with the option modify, to create a new label set rather than just overwriting the agegrp label?

Many thanks for your help!

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