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Re: st: Working with complex strings


From   Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Working with complex strings
Date   Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:37:50 -0700

- help split - would have answered this question.

- split medication, parse( ) -

should do what you want.

Steve

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On Nov 29, 2011, at 9:54 PM, "Dudekula, Anwar" <dudekulaan@upmc.edu> wrote:

> Dear Stata List Reader, 
> 
> I am working with deidentified hospitaldatabase with patient names(as string variable) and medications (as string variable)as follows 
> 
> Patients_name        medication
> ------------------------------------
> Patient-1            metoprolol 100 mg qday
> Patient-1            metoprolol tatrate 150mg bid
> Patient-1            atenelol 150 mg qday 
> Patient-2            hctz 25 mg qday 
> Patient-2            PEG interferon 
> Patient-3            cimzia 50 mg qday 
> 
> Question: I am interested in name of medication only , not their dosages.Is it possible to split  the medication string  after the name  i.e., 
> 
> 1) split  metoprolol tatrate 150mg bid into  metoprolol tatrate  &  150mg bid
> 2) split  metoprolol 100 mg qday into   metoprolol   &   100 mg qday
> 
> Thank you, 
> Yours Sincerely,
> Anwar 
> 
> 
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