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From |
Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Calculating percentages (proportions) of indicator variables |

Date |
Mon, 9 Aug 2010 15:15:28 +0200 |

I am sure there must be better ways. But one long tedious way could be to -generate 4 (indicator) variables for each response -by country generate total for each response corresponding to the above variables, lets say bi (i=1-4) -generate total obs var for each country bys country:gen new_var=_N -and within a forvalues loop (i=1/4) generate percentage_share=bi/new_var if response==i On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM, <rado645-bg@yahoo.de> wrote: > Dear all, > > I hope that you would help me with the following technical problem. > > > I have a dataset based on a question with four different possible answers. The > question takes the form of an indicator variable with 4 different numeric values > (1,2,3,4). > > I have data for individuals from several countries. I need to generate a new > variable that contains the fraction (i.e. percentage share) of each response to > the question within each country. However, I cannot find any online source on > calculating percentages with mutliple responses in Stata (more than two). > > Example: > > country: response: > > 1 3 > 1 3 > 1 2 > 1 1 > 1 4 > 1 3 > 2 1 > 2 1 > 2 2 > 2 3 > 2 4 > 3 2 > 3 2 > 3 4 > 3 3 > 3 1 > > > > * > * 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/ > * * 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/

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