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RE: st: Matching the closests dates of lab results across visists by patients


From   Miguel Angel Luque Fernandez <watzilei@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Matching the closests dates of lab results across visists by patients
Date   Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:52:18 +0000

Dear Matt,
Many, many thanks for your help, it's working!
I wish you an excellent day,
Best,
Miguel Angel 

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> Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 10:13:26 -0500
> Subject: Re: st: Matching the closests dates of lab results across visists by patients
> From: mwhite@poverty-action.org
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> Hi Miguel,
>
> Here's one approach. If there are multiple values of lab_dmy that are
> equally close to a value of lats_contatc_dmy, the earlier lab_dmy is
> assigned.
>
> gen labdate = .
> levelsof lats_contatc_dmy
> foreach level in `r(levels)' {
> generate diff = abs(lab_dmy - `level')
> summarize diff, meanonly
> summarize lab_dmy if diff == r(min), meanonly
> replace labdate = r(min) if lats_contatc_dmy == `level'
> drop diff
> }
>
> Best,
> Matt
>
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 4:00 AM, Miguel Angel Luque Fernandez
>  wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I have a hierarchical
> >  dataset of visits by patients.
> > I would like to match, using dates, the
> > lab results with the date of the closest visit, moving the value
> > of the lab result to the row of the closest visit according to the lab
> > and visit dates (i.e: lab value 382 have to be moved to the row of the
> > visit 25-Dec-2008, see here below a dataset example)
> >
> > Thanks a lot in advance,
> > Miguel Angel Luque Fernández
> >
> >
> > patient    lats_contatc_dmy    lab_dmy    CD4A
> > 1015    31dec2007
> > 1015    30jan2008
> > 1015    29feb2008
> > 1015    30mar2008
> > 1015    29apr2008
> > 1015    29may2008    23dec2008    382
> > 1015    28jun2008
> > 1015    28jul2008
> > 1015    27aug2008
> > 1015    26sep2008
> > 1015    26oct2008
> > 1015    25nov2008
> > 1015    25dec2008    26oct2009    429
> > 1015    24jan2009
> > 1015    23feb2009    03jun2010    444
> > 1015    25mar2009
> > 1015    24apr2009
> > 1015    24may2009
> > 1015    23jun2009
> > 1015    23jul2009
> > 1015    22aug2009
> > 1015    21sep2009
> > 1015    21oct2009
> >
> >
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>
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> Matthew White
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