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# Re: st: Re: using categorical and continuous variables foreach loop for univaraite analysis

 From Phil Clayton To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Re: using categorical and continuous variables foreach loop for univaraite analysis Date Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:47:04 +1000

```One simple solution is a slight tweak to your -foreach- syntax:

foreach x in i.cat1 i.cat2 i.cat3 i.cat4 con1 con2 con3 con4 {
logit outcome `x'
}

Phil

On 09/07/2013, at 8:51 AM, Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> In my research project, I have a number of categorical predictors(cat1
> cat2 cat3 cat4 ) and continuous predictors(con1 con2 con3 con4) and
> during initial uni-variate analysis,  I am using two step process to
> evaluate for statistical significance.My code is a follows
>
> I use stata 12
>
> *********************MY CODE ********************
> foreach x of varlist cat1 cat2 cat3 cat4{
> logit outcome i.`x'
> }
>
> foreach x of varlist con1 con2 con3 con4{
> logit outcome `x'
> }
> ********************************************************
> Question:
>
> Is it possible to achieve this is one step i.e., use continuous and
> predictors as a single varlist but perform logistic regression still
> respecting the fact that  some are categorical variables and some are
> continuous variables
>
> --
> Thank you  in advance for your time and consideration,
> Yours Sincerely,
> Mike.
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