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# Re: st: ratio of family income to poverty

 From Nick Cox <[email protected]> To "[email protected]" <[email protected]> Subject Re: st: ratio of family income to poverty Date Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:59:15 +0100

```Assuming that you have variables -income-, -poverty- this could be e.g.

gen ratio = cond(missing(income, poverty), ., min(3, floor(income/poverty)))

or

gen ratio = floor(income/poverty)
replace ratio = 3 if inrange(ratio, 4, .)

Nick
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On 8 April 2014 23:28, Dianne Devine <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Dear Statalist
>
> I have a list of 'ratio of family income to poverty’ ranging from 0-5 and
> would like to generate the following Stata
>
> 0/0.99 = < 1.0
> 1/1.99 = ≥1.0 to < 2.0
> 2/2.99 = ≥2.0 to < 3.0
> 3/5 =≥3.0
>
> I keep getting error messages unfortunately when I try to generate.
>
>
> Dianne
>
>
>
>
>

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