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Re: st: Labelling of categorical variables in regression outputs


From   William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Labelling of categorical variables in regression outputs
Date   Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:33:13 -0700

Hi Amal,

There are options with -esttab- and -estout- (both available from ssc) that allow you to relabel the coefficients.  

- Billy

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 18, 2012, at 7:14, Amal Khanolkar <Amal.Khanolkar@ki.se> wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
> I've been runnning regression models (linear & logistic) and my main exposure variable has 20 categories, including the reference. Having so many categories it often takes time to read the output as I forget what the categories are. In regression models, Stata names the categories as numbers '2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc....'. 
> 
> Is there any way by which I can tell Stata to instead the use the original labels for the categories?
> 
> The maine xpsore variable is country of birth as follows:
> 
> mother's country of |
>              birth |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> --------------------+-----------------------------------
>             Sweden |  2,593,143       86.69       86.69
> Western Europe + NA |     71,736        2.40       89.09
>            Finland |    108,326        3.62       92.71
>     Eastern Europe |     15,636        0.52       93.23
>             Poland |     18,179        0.61       93.84
>      F. Yugoslavia |     34,110        1.14       94.98
>        Arab league |      8,687        0.29       95.27
>               Iraq |     13,004        0.43       95.71
>            Lebanon |     12,295        0.41       96.12
>            Somalia |      7,122        0.24       96.36
>              Syria |      9,360        0.31       96.67
>             Turkey |     22,083        0.74       97.41
>               Iran |     11,717        0.39       97.80
>         South Asia |      9,341        0.31       98.11
>   Ethiopia+Eritrea |      6,917        0.23       98.34
>          East asia |     23,162        0.77       99.12
>      Latin America |     10,111        0.34       99.46
>              Chile |     10,512        0.35       99.81
>             Africa |      5,759        0.19      100.00
> 
> 
> - I've tried using the esttab & esttout commands but I haven't been able to solve the problem. I still get models where the above categories are labelled as numbers.
> 
> - so far I've used:
> 
> esttab, ci wide.
> 
> I wasn't able to find a function for the labelling.
> 
> - Could the porblem lie in how I have created the above labelling?
> 
> Thanks & regards,
> /Amal.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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