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st: creating individuals ID numbers


From   <delibera@illinois.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: creating individuals ID numbers
Date   Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:02:08 -0500 (CDT)

Dear colleagues

I have a new database where I have confidential information about individuals, including 
their names, address and ID numbers that can not become public.

I need to create new ID numbers so that the database can become public. I thought 
about doing in some different ways, like to create a new rule for a number based on the 
old ID number, or to create random numbers.

But I would like to ask your opinion about the best way to do it.

Thanks
Priscila
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