Perfect...thank you.
Another simple query
I have two variables 'q28income' and 'q27expenses.'
The command 'tab q28income' gives the following table (I print only a part)
tab q28income
q28income | Freq. Percent Cum.
------------+-----------------------------------
0 | 72 24.00 24.00
10 | 1 0.33 24.33
25 | 4 1.33 25.67
30 | 1 0.33 26.00
40 | 3 1.00 27.00
This says, for example, there are 4 houses with a total weekly income of 25 gourdes (Haiti).
The command 'tab q27expenses'gives a similar table.
Id like to have a command that will subtract the expenses from the income variable...giving me a net value for the household.
Cheers
Todd
-----Message d'origine-----
De : [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] De la part de Phil Schumm
Envoy� : jeudi 18 janvier 2007 11:51
� : [email protected]
Objet : Re: st: Sums and means within a table
On Jan 18, 2007, at 3:44 AM, Todd Swarthout wrote:
> Hello. I have the following table:
>
> tab Q1_1reparti
> Q1_1reparti | Freq. Percent Cum.
> ------------+-----------------------------------
> 0 | 133 44.63 44.63
> 1 | 85 28.52 73.15
> 2 | 58 19.46 92.62
> 3 | 17 5.70 98.32
> 4 | 3 1.01 99.33
> 5 | 2 0.67 100.00
> ------------+-----------------------------------
> Total | 298 100.00
>
> This is the number of children in a household under 5 yrs of age.
> For example, there are 133 households with 0 chilfren <5 yrs. Im
> looking for a command that will allow me to sum the total number of
> children in all 298 households and then to find the average number per
> household.
>
> A rather simple command I suspect
You're correct (it is simple):
sum Q1_1reparti
di r(sum)
will give you both the mean number per household and the total number across households. Use -help summarize- for the online help or see the entry on -summarize- in the manual.
> Im looking for the total number of children in this table (279 in this
> case, as I did it in excel) and the average per houehold (1,1
> children...298/279).
I believe the total number of children in the table above is 274 (not 279).
-- Phil
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