[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 62, Issue 1

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Tue Dec 2 02:56:50 CST 2008

Hello!Can you attached the file for me to figure out the problem for you.


On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 6:04 PM, <epidata-list-request at lists.umanitoba.ca>wrote:

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>   1. Export to SPSS requires 2 stage procedure
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>   2. Dealing with 'Ongoing' duration in epicurves
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> Subject: [EpiData-list] Export to SPSS requires 2 stage procedure
> Hello users and developers,
> I am using Epidata Entry 3.1 27 Jan 2008 on Windows XP Pro SP3. I have date
> entered in .REC files. When I perform the export function using the drop
> down menus, it does so fine, but the .SPS and .TXT files created are all
> blank. If I try re-exporting (with Epidata Entry still open), and error
> message pops up: "...data still in use..." or something like that. A
> successful data export to SPSS is only possible if I complete quite Epidata
> Entry and and start a new instance to perform the export procedure once
> again.
> Could somone please verify this for me, and if so please explain what is
> going on. It is quite frustrating that to have to do export in 2 stages.
> Thanks,
> Shuaib
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> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:18:23 +1300
> Subject: [EpiData-list] Dealing with 'Ongoing' duration in epicurves
> I would appreciate it if those working with outbreaks could reply about how
> they enter and display "ongoing" duration of illness. I have been given an
> Excel sheet to analyse in Epidata. For this outbreak people were asked the
> date and time when they became unwell and the date and time when they felt
> better. There is a calculated field in the spreadsheet that calculates
> duration in days (date better - date unwell), but for some people this is
> empty because "ongoing" has been entered as text in the "date better" field.
> I want to modify the Excel sheet so I include those people with 'ongoing'
> illness in an epidemic curve.
> I thought I could enter a date sometime in the future instead of 'ongoing'
> This would mean the duration days would not be blank, but a number of days
> well beyond the maximum value for those whose illness is finished. What do
> others do?
> thanks
> Christine
> Christine Roseveare
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