Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 13:46:18 -0400
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From: Michael Mallen <mjmallen@BOOMBOX.MICRO.UMN.EDU>
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Case control study design. Would like to match over 1000 index cases to
controls (ratio index/control, 1/2) using the following routine:
COMMENT Match 734; Last name, first; 55.8 yrs, sex=1.
SORT CASES by sex age.
(sex=1 and (age ge 55.8 and age le 55.9)).
The above simple routine will print a hard copy of all available matches,
however, I need something slightly more sophisticated. My data set has
several thousand records and I would like to either 'flag' matching records
for latter manipulation or print matching med record numbers (mrnum) to
Ideally, I would like to designate a specific number of matches to
accept...ie if 10 matches hit, then accept only 2 (example; first and last).
Can you refer me to possible code. I have checked all available help
screens to no avail. Have you ever run into this type of issue? ANY
THANKS in advance for considering this problem.