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Re: st: how to get age in number of years, months and days

From   Muhammad Anees <>
Subject   Re: st: how to get age in number of years, months and days
Date   Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:29:53 +0500


You can search for terms like difference between to times or dates and
could have found the following example from Nick Cox discussion on a
similar topic in 2011. You should be careful as the following might
work in its original where DMY is YMD also and Stata help on -help
datetime translation-

gen long daysbetween = date(enddate, "DMY") - date(startdate, "DMY")

The above example is taken from


On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 3:10 AM, jose maria pacheco de souza
<> wrote:
> Dear Statalisters:
> is there any user writen program that presents the differences between two
> dates DMY (today date and birthday date, say) as number of years, months and
> days?
> I tried the help (all three searchs), the dates and times help  and the pdf
> manual. Maybe I am missing something.
> Thank you for the help.
> jose maria
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Muhammad Anees
Assistant Professor/Programme Coordinator
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Attock 43600, Pakistan
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