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st: Randomly change a date in Stata

From   Tim Evans <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: Randomly change a date in Stata
Date   Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:58:28 +0100

Hi all,

I have dates of birth which for the purpose of anonymity in a dataset, I wish to generate a new 'annoynmised date of birth' whereby for a list of dates, I randomly add or subtract up to 5 days and generate the new date. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I might do this in Stata?

I'm using Stata 11.2 and the dates are in date format (i.e. not strings).

Best wishes

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