STATA

PRINT OFF THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE CONTINUING

Included below is a STATA version 7 program of the adjusted survival program.

It produces 6 curves (2 crude, 2 mean, 2 weighted) and is called diradj.ado (for direct adjustment, like direct standardization).

STEP 1: PREPARATIONS

  • Download quest menus for STATA, instructions can be found on the STATA website: www.stata.com/support/quest
  • Find personal ado directory on computer. This should be c:\ado\personal, if the directory does not exist create a folder “ado” on the c drive with a folder “personal” in the ado folder. You can also check in stata what directory is used for personal ado files by typing: sysdir

STEP 2: DOWNLOADS

  • Click on diradj and save as diradj.txt in your personal ado directory for STATA (i.e. c:\ado\personal).
  • Click on sample and click save file to save it to your computer.
  • Click on clean and save as clean.txt to your computer

STEP 3: OPENING THE DATASET

  • Open Stata and type quest in the command window
  • Type set memory 100m in the command window
  • Type set matsize 800 in the command window
  • Open the do file editor and open diradj.txt, save as diradj.ado (make sure save type as is ado files and that you save it in your c:\ado\personal folder)
  • Open clean.txt in the do file editor and save as clean.do (make sure save as type is do files)
  • Click on STATA again
  • Click on file and Import Ascii and open sample1.txt
  • Run clean.do
  • Type diradj Diab creat CHF male and hit enter, the program should run and display a graph.