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st: fsum labels with multi-level variable


From   "Lane, Scott D" <Scott.D.Lane@uth.tmc.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: fsum labels with multi-level variable
Date   Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:26:13 -0600

I have the following fsum code, which looks OK in the output, except that dose remains listed by number (1-4, as entered in the data) rather than by label (which is my intention).  I have scanned all the fsum documentation and the list serve FAQ to no avail.  Here is the code, any help would be appreciated.

label variable i_systolic "systolic BP"
label variable i_diastolic "diastolic BP"
label variable i_hr "heart rate"
label define dose 1 "placebo" 2 "150 mg caffeine" 3 "300 mg caffeine" 4 "450 mg caffeine"
sort dose
by dose: fsum dose i_systolic i_diastolic i_hr, stats(mean se p25 p50 p75) format(%9.2f) uselabel

I think I understand that this does not work because the [by dose] call should come after the [fsum] call, but it's not clear how to get fsum to list by dose otherwise…

Regards,
Scott Lane
UTHSC-Houston

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