[EpiData-list] negative integers in epidata entry

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Wed Jul 15 03:17:37 CDT 2009


hello Pedro,
 You could use the entry  "99" for the cases in which no known info is available.
99 often is used as " UNKNOWN"
Greetings and good luck, Louk.
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On 14 Jul 2009 at 15:18, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:

Date sent:	Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:18:43 -0300
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Subject:	[EpiData-list] negative integers in epidata entry

> Dear EpiData friends,
> 
> I have a qes like this
> 
> days NUMBER OF DAYS WITHOUT MEDICINE IN THE PERIOD ##
> 
> However the ones who filled the CRFs filled this with -1 if there was no
> information about this question.
> 
> Now Im testin the entrys to start feeding the datasets and just realize that
> -1 is not a legal integer for field #
> 
> I thought that converting this field from # to <A > would work and later in
> the analysis to encode this variable to integer.
> 
> WOuld this work? any more elegant workaround?
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Abraço forte e que a força esteja com você,
> Pedro Emmanuel
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