Age - Using Date of Birth and Today()

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anonymous_user
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Age - Using Date of Birth and Today()

Does anyone know how to calculate a persons age in proc sql using date of birth and todays function?

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Re: Age - Using Date of Birth and Today()

Posted in reply to anonymous_user

Hello,

I think that yrdif statement could be helpful. For example :

proc sql;

select employee_id, employee_name,  int(yrdif(emp_Hire_date,today(),"ACTUAL"))  as tenure,

       Salary,int(yrdif(Birth_date,today(),'ACTUAL')) as Age

       from arturo.salesstaff order by tenure desc;

SAS(R) 9.3 Functions and CALL Routines: Reference

Best regards

Damian Panek

anonymous_user
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Re: Age - Using Date of Birth and Today()

Posted in reply to DamianPanek

Thanks Damian that worked much appreciated.

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Re: Age - Using Date of Birth and Today()

Posted in reply to anonymous_user

I would just point out with the above solution that it may not work on all events.  The documentation from SAS on the YRDIF function indicates to use the 'AGE' parameter rather than actual:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lefunctionsref/63354/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p1pmmr2dtec...

Personally I prefer to stick with an old tried and tested formula:

https://kb.iu.edu/d/aczw

Either can be used replacing the text before as Age.

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