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FW: st: Regression with multiple age groups


From   Shirley Sy <shirleysy@hotmail.co.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   FW: st: Regression with multiple age groups
Date   Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:47:32 +0100

Apologies my email formatted wrong, I mean, my age variable for both husband and wife is split into 7 groups: 'under20', '20to29', '30to39', 40to49', '50to59', '60plus'and 'not stated', and the total number of individuals within each age group is stated for each year. How would I run a regression given that I have the total numbers in each group rather than individual ages?

Shirley 

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> From: shirleysy@hotmail.co.uk
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Regression with multiple age groups
> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:36:06 +0100
>
> Dear Statalisters,
> I am a complete beginner at Stata so my question is very basic but I am having trouble finding an answer on the web.áI am doing a time series regression project forecasting divorce rates. My data spans 20 years and for both husband and wife the 'age at divorce' variable is split into groups i.e it looks something like this:
>
> Year á á á á á under 20 á á á á 20 to 29 á á á á 30 to 39 á á á á 40 to 49 á á á á50 to 59 á á á60plus á á ánot stated1985 á á á á á á 458 á á á á á á á 1154 á á á á á á 78 á á á á á á á á52 á á á á á á 3 á á á á á á 2 á á á á á á3
> 1986 á á á á á á 221 á á á á á á á 956 á á á á á á á50 á á á á á á á á59 á á á á á á 9 á á á á á á 5 á á á á á á0
> How would I run a regression with the total numbers in each age group? Would I use dummy variables? I understand how I would do it if I had individual ages but since this is a time series model and I have the total number in each age group, I am finding it slightly more complicated.
>
> ThanksShirley
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