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Re: st: generating variable if condition met


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generating variable if condition met
Date   Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:05:16 +1000

I would use -destring- then -recode-, eg:

destring hproblem, replace
recode hproblem (1/50 53/103 ... 356/362=1) (nonmissing=2), gen(group)

See -help destring- and -help recode-. The above -destring- command will only work if you genuinely only have numbers in hproblem. There are various other options for recoding numeric variables documented in the user manuals.

Phil

On 05/07/2012, at 9:56 PM, Caliph Omar Moumin wrote:

> Dear All
> 
>   
> There is a string variable ‘hproblem’ containing diseases classification, which has codes from 1- 436.
> I want to generate a variable ‘type’ which is ‘hproblem’ classified into two; 1 for group1 and 0 for group2.
> The following codes of the variable ‘hproblem’ required to be included in group1
> 1-50, 53-103, 124-165, 167, 171, 175 -182, 188-200, 223-252, 257, 262-287, 313-336, 356-362
> AND ALL THE REST in group two.
> Is there a simple way to generate variable ‘type’?
> Kind Regards,
> Moumin
> 
> Email:  sheikmoumin@yahoo.com 
> 
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