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Re: st: Labelling of categorical variables in regression outputs


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Labelling of categorical variables in regression outputs
Date   Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:24:11 +0100

See also -dummieslab- (SSC).

Nick

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 4:54 PM, daniel klein
<klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Amal,
>
> -xi- is the predecessor of Stata's factor variable notation introduced
> in Stata 11. The problem here is, that neither -xi- nor factor
> variables may have labels attached (yet). You need to work around
> this, creating the dummies yourself.
>
> Here is one way, using Nick Cox's -labvarch-, part of his -labutil-
> package, available from SSC (type -ssc inst labutil-).
>
> ta motherland ,g(moth_)
> labvarch moth_* ,aft(==)
>
> regress wt_gain moth_* malder if multibirth==2
>
> This approach assumes there are no other variables in your dataset
> having names that begin with moth_.
>
> Best
> Daniel
>
> --
> [...]
> I labelled my exposure variable as follows:
>
> label variable motherland "mother's country of birth"
> label define motherland 1 "Sweden" 2 "Western Europe + NA" 3 "Finland"
> 4 "Eastern Europe" 5 "Poland" 6 "F. Yugoslavia" 7 "Arab league" 8
> "Iraq" 9 "Lebanon" 10 "Somalia" 11 "Syria" 12 "Turkey" 13 "Iran" 14
> "South Asia" 15 "Ethiopia+Eritrea" 16 "East asia" 17 "Latin America"
> 18 "Chile" 19 "Africa"
> label values motherland motherland
>
> [...]
> eststo xi: regress wt_gain i.motherland malder if multibirth==2
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