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Re: st: Assigned sex


From   "Elizabeth Allred" <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Assigned sex
Date   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.
>>>
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