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From |
Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: svy: total command |

Date |
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:00:16 -0600 |

There's no such thing in Stata as a "label variable". I'm guessing that you refer to a variable with values 1 = "Yes" 2 = "No". that has been assigned a "value label" the name of which you can find with "des q518_1" In that case, -total dremit1- is correct. If there are other numbered responses that you con't want to count as "No", (e.g. 8= "Refused", 9="Not Applicable"), you might have to restrict to "Yes" and "No", e.g. ************************ svy, subpop(if inlist(q518_1,1,2) over(internal): total dremit1 ************************ But _if_ q518_1 is coded just as "internal" is coded, then generating dremit1 was unnecessary. When you joined Statalist you you received a welcome email that stated: "Please read that FAQ at your convenience, but certainly before you post anything to the list." I would not have guess what your variables are if you had followed Statalist FAQ Section 3.3, first sentence: "Say exactly what you typed and exactly what Stata typed (or did) in response. N.B. exactly!". If you had yourself compared the results of the two -total- statements, the answer to your question might have been obvious, making a post unnecessary. Steve On Nov 19, 2012, at 5:49 AM, Rebecca Pietrelli wrote: Dear all, I am using the Stata command svy: total, in order to estimate the total number of migrants from Uganda, residing within or outside Uganda, who remit money to their origin family. The specific command I am using is: . tab q518_1, gen(dremit) (the answer to the question 5.18_1 is a label variable: yes if the migrant remits and no otherwhise) . svy, over(internal): total dremit1 (internal = 1 if the migrant has migrated within Uganda and 0 otherwhise). Is this procedure correct? Or should I use total command directly on label variable q518_1? thank you Rebecca * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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