This is a derived categorical age variable (DHHGAGE_C) that groups various age categories across all CCHS cycles. This is based on the continuous age variable (DHHGAGE_cont) that is harmonious across all CCHS cycles.

The categories of this new age variable are as follows:

1. 12 to 14 years

2. 15 to 17 years

3. 18 to 19 years

4. 20 to 24 years

5. 25 to 29 years

6. 30 to 34 years

7. 35 to 39 years

8. 40 to 44 years

9. 45 to 49 years

10. 50 to 54 years

11. 55 to 59 years

12. 60 to 64 years

13. 65 to 69 years

14. 70 to 74 years

15. 75 to 79 years

16. 80 years or more

age_cat_fun(DHHGAGE_cont)

## Arguments

DHHGAGE_cont continuous age variable

## Value

a categorical age variable (DHHGAGE_C)

## Details

The categories in the grouped age variable (DHHGAGE) vary between CCHS cycles. As such, a continuous age variable (DHHGAGE_cont) was created that harmonized age across all CCHS cycles by taking the midpoint of each age category. This new age variable (DHHGAGE_C) categorizes age based on the categories used in CCHS cycles from 2007 to 2014.

## Examples

# Using age_cat_fun() to create categorical age values from DHHGAGE_cont
# age_cat_fun() is specified in variable_details.csv along with the CCHS
# variables and cycles included.

# To generate DHHGAGE_C in a cycle, use rec_with_table() and specify
# DHHGAGE_C along with DHHGAGE_cont.

library(cchsflow)

cat_age2009_2010 <- rec_with_table(
cchs2009_2010_p,  c(
"DHHGAGE_cont", "DHHGAGE_C"
)
)
#> No variable_details detected.