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"Elizabeth Allred" <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: Assigned sex |

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Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:20:13 -0500 |

Everybody else has gone off for Christmas. Or is snowed in/out someplace... >>> On 12/23/2010 at 2:04 PM, in message <4D139D50.6030204@biostat.harvard.edu>, Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu> wrote: > and yet only one person complained!!!! > > m.p. > > On 12/23/2010 1:04 PM, Lachenbruch, Peter wrote: >> This is such a disappointing email after a tempting title... >> >> Tony >> >> Peter A. Lachenbruch >> Department of Public Health >> Oregon State University >> Corvallis, OR 97330 >> Phone: 541-737-3832 >> FAX: 541-737-4001 >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Phil Clayton >> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:08 AM >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >> Subject: Re: st: Assigned sex >> >> Use -encode- to convert the sex variable to a numeric one, eg: >> >> label define male 0 "F" 1 "M" >> encode sex, label(male) gen(male) >> >> Note that I've made the values 0 and 1, rather than 1 and 2, because this > makes "male" a dummy variable suitable for regression. >> >> Phil >> >> On 22/12/2010, at 11:50 PM, Marcello Pagano wrote: >> >>> >>> -------- Original Message -------- >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> Dear stata-listers, >>> >>> I would like some help is using the 'recode' command (or any other > appropriate one) >>> to reformat one of my variables. >>> >>> The variable 'sex' describes what sex each of my subjects is assigned to. >>> The variable looks like this: >>> >>> . sum sex >>> >>> Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max >>> -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- >>> sex | 0 >>> >>> . tab sex >>> >>> c:sex | Freq. Percent Cum. >>> ------------+----------------------------------- >>> F | 584 48.50 48.50 >>> M | 620 51.50 100.00 >>> ------------+----------------------------------- >>> Total | 1,204 100.00 >>> >>> As you can see the above variable isn't particularly useful for regression, >>> and basic statistics that I would like to use it for. How would I somehow > recode >>> the variable, such that all boys are coded as 1 and girls as 2?? And the > number >>> of observations will be listed as 1,204 when the variable is summarized? >>> >>> As of now the varibale is the 'str1' format. >>> >>> Thanks! >>> >>> /Amal. >>> >>> >>> >>> Amal Khanolkar, PhD candidate, >>> Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), >>> Karolinska Institutet, >>> 106 91 Stockholm. >>> >>> >>> * >>> * 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/ >> >> * >> * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: Assigned sex***From:*Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>

**Re: st: Assigned sex***From:*Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>

**RE: st: Assigned sex***From:*"Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>

**Re: st: Assigned sex***From:*Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>

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