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ERRATUM

Description: Note for text variables in Stata 12 (or earlier) system files
Posted: 2014-Jan-17

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For Stata 12 or older, a limitation exists in Stata's ability to handle large amounts of text. A Stata system (.dta) data file is not included in the current release of this study. However the Stata dictionary (.dct file) in the current release was prepared using Stata 12 and, when used with the release raw (.txt) data will produce a .dta file with truncated texts. The SPSS system (.sav) data file and the raw ASCII (.txt) data do not have truncated texts.

Researchers who use Stata should be aware of this issue and contact us if they have any questions. We will provide an updated release in the future. That release will extract the text variables from the main data file and make them available in a standalone file in text-friendly format. This will allow for easier analysis of that data and will avoid the issue of truncation.


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