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Re: st: percentage format

From   Caleb Southworth <>
Subject   Re: st: percentage format
Date   Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:02:56 -0800 (PST)

The mean of a 0-1 variable is its proportion or x100 is the 
percentage, so

gen per=surgery*100

table sex agegroup, c(mean surgery)

HTH, Caleb

On Wed, 9 Feb 2011, Harry Comber wrote:

:Is there an extension of the Stata -format- command which produces
:percentage formats? I would like to use this in the -table- command as
:in (hypothetically):
:	table sex agegroup, c(sum surgery) format(%2.1p)
:If "surgery" is either 0 (no) or 1 (yes) for each individual, this would
:give a table of % having surgery. I know there are other ways of doing
:this but the tables are typically much more complex than the example
:given and it would be very useful to me if I could format the output as
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