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Re: st: Reading "Area Resource File" ARF in Stata (

From   "Garrido, Melissa" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   Re: st: Reading "Area Resource File" ARF in Stata (
Date   Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:03:19 +0000

Hi Tanuku,

I don't know of a specific Stata utility to read the entire Area Resource File. If you only need specific values, you can just use the -infix- command to specify the variable type, name, and column locations.
The most recent version of the ARF ASCII code came with a MS Excel file that listed this information. If you don't have that, you should be able to contact Quality Resource Systems and get a copy (they administer the data):

Hope this helps,


Melissa Garrido, PhD 

Research Health Science Specialist 
GRECC/REAP, James J Peters VA Medical Center 
130 West Kingsbridge Road 
Bronx, NY 10468 
718-584-9000 x 3804 

Assistant Professor 
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine 
Box 1070 
Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
One Gustave L. Levy Place 
New York, NY 10029

>st: Reading "Area Resource File" ARF in Stata (
>From 	  Tanuku AP <>
>To 	  Stata <>
>Subject 	  st: Reading "Area Resource File" ARF in Stata (
>Date 	  Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:24:28 -0400

>Hello all,

>Is there a Stata utility to read "Area Resource File" (2007 version).  I did search/findit but didn't get any hits.  

> releases the ARF file.  I have the asc file but not with any codebook.

>I saw that has already translated the file into Stata format but only for affiliates.


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