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Leonardo Jaime Gonzalez Allende <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:55:02 -0400
Hi Stata Users,
I'm trying to divide a sample of households (expanded) into quintiles using the xtile command. I want to create 5 groups with the exactly same quantity of population, but using the xtitle command, the quantity of households in each quintil is very slightly different to 20% when the number of observations isn't exactly dividable by 5.
xtile Quintiles [aw= weight] = incomes, nq(5)
Do you know any command to divide the population (sample expanded) into 5 groups of exactly same weight? The 4 households in the cut points should be dividing into two quintiles?
Thanks so much and best regards,
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