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st: collecting tabulate results


From   "Broudy, David, DOH" <David.Broudy1@state.nm.us>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: collecting tabulate results
Date   Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:46:17 +0000

In a survey, we asked which hospital services respondents had used:
Dental
Diabetes
Mental Health...there are a total of 9 services   
For each service, we asked a separate question with answers 1=yes, 0=no.
We would like to make a bar graph showing the number and percentage of "yes" responses for each service (variables are named N8A-N8I)  

Of course, I can  run tabulate nine times, record the number of "yes" answers to each question,  enter this into Excel, and use this to make the bar graph.

Is there a way to collect the positive responses to a series of tabulates and use those with graph?

When I do this manually, I make a file the looks like this:
Prgm, freq, pct, n
Dent,39, 30.7,127
DB,71,55.0,129
MH,106, 82.8,128...
Then:  graph bar freq, over(prgm, sort(1))  etc

We have quite a number of questions formatted like this, so an alternative to doing it manually would be helpful.

Thank you,

David 
NM Dept Health



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