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st: Using a SAS like Array procedure in STATA

From   Winfred Avogo <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Using a SAS like Array procedure in STATA
Date   Mon, 27 Jun 2005 14:13:08 -0700

Hi All,


I am working on Add health data in Stata 9 and wish to create a single measure of DISTRESS using 9 identified variables all on a scale of 0-3. I have tried STATA’s “generate” and “replace” command below but did not trust the results I obtained.


generate distress=.

replace distress=1 if h3sp5==0|h3sp6==0|rr_h3sp7==0|h3sp8==0|h3sp9==0|h3sp10==0|rr_h3sp11==0|h3sp12==0|h3sp13==0

replace distress=2 if h3sp5==1|h3sp6==1|rr_h3sp7==1|h3sp8==1|h3sp9==1|h3sp10==1|rr_h3sp11==1|h3sp12==1|h3sp13==1

replace distress=3 if h3sp5==2|h3sp6==2|rr_h3sp7==2|h3sp8==2|h3sp9==2|h3sp10==2|rr_h3sp11==2|h3sp12==2|h3sp13==2

replace distress=4 if h3sp5==3|h3sp6==3|rr_h3sp7==3|h3sp8==3|h3sp9==3|h3sp10==3|rr_h3sp11==3|h3sp12==3|h3sp13==3


I would be happy if I could obtain assistance to do this more efficiently. Will array code in STATA like is done in SAS be appropriate here.




Winfred Avogo


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