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Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: quick question |

Date |
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:07:58 -0600 |

> On Feb 16, 2010, at 3:38 PM, Lachenbruch, Peter wrote: > I would like to be able to count the number of other_rashes I *think* you are wanting to count the number of instances of each number in "other_rash" even if there are multiple instances per cell. If so, here's one way to do it: ****************************** clear input str20 other_rash "55.1" "0" "17.3;49.3" "19.2;55.2;44.2;55;66" end replace other_ = trim(other_) split other_, p(";") egen rowtotal = rownonmiss(other_rash1-other_rash`=`r(nvars)''), strok egen total = total(rowtotal) ****************************** ~ Eric __ Eric A. Booth Public Policy Research Institute Texas A&M University ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu Office: +979.845.6754 On Feb 16, 2010, at 3:38 PM, Lachenbruch, Peter wrote: > I have a list of multiple diagnoses (rashes) and the typical one is quite rare. I decided to simply count the number of such diagnoses. The data look like (in the first 50 observations) > > +--------------------+ > | other_rash | > |--------------------| > 10. | 55.1 | > 11. | 0 | > 12. | 54.3 | > 13. | 0 | > 14. | 0 | > |--------------------| > 15. | 55.2 | > 16. | 0 | > 17. | 0 | > 18. | 17.3;49.3 | > 19. | 55.2 | > |--------------------| > 20. | 11.3;18.3 | > 21. | 0 | > 22. | 0 | > 23. | 0 | > 24. | 9.2;11.3;17.3 | > |--------------------| > 25. | 0 | > 26. | 0 | > 27. | 2.1 | > 28. | 15.2;23.2 | > 29. | 19.2;55.2 | > |--------------------| > 30. | 0 | > 31. | 11.2 | > 32. | 0 | > 33. | 0 | > 34. | 0 | > |--------------------| > 35. | 0 | > 36. | 0 | > 37. | 57.2 | > 38. | 7.1;11.2;29.2;55.3 | > 39. | 0 | > |--------------------| > 40. | 2.2;5.3;39.3 | > 41. | 18.2 | > 42. | 11.3;24.3 | > 43. | 5.2;55.2 | > 44. | 9.3; 10; 57.2 | > |--------------------| > 45. | 46.3 | > 46. | 7.2;46.1;55.1;57.1 | > 47. | 0 | > 48. | 5.2;9.2;15.2 | > 49. | 3.2;7.2;9.2 | > |--------------------| > 50. | 0 | > +--------------------+ > > I would like to be able to count the number of other_rashes - I tried to find a string function that would do this count, I was unsuccessful. Am I missing something? It's not crucial as I've already done this manually, but I have several other variables to handle. > > > Tony > > Peter A. Lachenbruch > Department of Public Health > Oregon State University > Corvallis, OR 97330 > Phone: 541-737-3832 > FAX: 541-737-4001 > * * 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: quick question***From:*Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>

**RE: st: quick question***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**References**:**st: quick question***From:*"Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>

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