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Re: st: FW: Scientific Notation with svy


From   Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: FW: Scientific Notation with svy
Date   Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:13:26 -0500

Amber,
Take a look at -help total- and then the section specifically devoted
to display options. You'll notice that the option is cformat(), not
format(). Note: Stata not STATA.

Regards,
Rebecca

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Sabbatini, Amber
<asabbati@med.umich.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am using HCUP data with survey weights to generate national estimates.
> I have a dichotomous variable
> admitted, which corresponds to being admitted to the hospital from the
> emergency department.
>
> Very simply, when I run the svy command >     svy: total admitted      >
> the output is in scientific notation.
>
>
>
> Survey: Total estimation
>
> Number of strata =      77       Number of obs    =   22501784
> Number of PSUs   =     961       Population size  =  101643816
>                                  Design df        =        884
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>              |             Linearized
>              |      Total   Std. Err.     [95% Conf. Interval]
> -------------+------------------------------------------------
>     admitted |   1.87e+07   468977.5      1.78e+07    1.96e+07
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> I have tried placing ,format(%20.10f) on the end of the command, but I get
> an error message that format is not allowed.  When I read info from STATA
> about svy, it states that STATA will allow numbers to 99 trillion before
> it will report in scientific notation,
>  so I am not sure what is happening.  I am using STATA v.12
>
> Any help to turn off the scientific notation would be great.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Amber Sabbatini, MD MPH
> University of Michigan
>
>
>
>
>
>
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