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# How do I check for presence of fill for at least 14 consecutive days within last 60 days?

Hi,

New to SAS. Any help is greatly appreciated!

I have a list of people on drug X with their first date of fill of drug X (fill_dt1) and 180 days after, where I transposed all their fill dates to see what date they were covered with drug from DAY1 to DAY180. Want to see if they filled drug X for at least two 14 days consecutively within the 60 day prior to INDEXDT. How would I do this?

What I have:

INDEXDT = Index date of person

fill_dt1 = Date of First fill of drug X

DAY1= Day of first fill (if 1= person on drug, if 0 then person not on drug)

ID         INDEXDT         fill_dt1              DAY1   DAY2   DAY3   DAY4   DAY5   DAY6…..DAY180

1          02/13/2012         01/30/2013         1             1             1             1             1             0

2

3

4

Thanks!

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## Re: How do I check for presence of fill for at least 14 consecutive days within last 60 days?

I think the devil is in the detail with your problem, but it should look similar to the example below (for a little data set). Note that a row with no missings at all is not recognized - but could be easily fixed (If Min(of DA{*}) eq 1 Then Counter=2 (if it is supposed to be 2)).

Data A;
Input Day1-Day10;
Datalines;
1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1
;

%Let Space=4;

Data B (Drop=i j Flag;
Set A;
Array DA {*} Day1-Day10;
Do i=1 To Dim (DA) - &Space. + 1;
Flag=1;
Do j=i To i + &Space. - 1;
Flag=Min(Flag,DA{j});
End;
If Flag2 ne 1 Then Counter=Sum(Flag,Counter);
Flag2=Flag;
End;
Run;

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## Re: How do I check for presence of fill for at least 14 consecutive days within last 60 days?

Why it is " prior to INDEXDT. " ? your INDEXDT is before fill_dt1  .

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## Re: How do I check for presence of fill for at least 14 consecutive days within last 60 days?

INDEXDT is date that I will start followup.

I'm trying to see if within the 60 days before index date, whether the patient is on drug X for at least 14 days consecutively.

For example:

INDEXDT=7/1/10

I have the first fill date for drug X (before index date) - e.g. 4/1/10

So Day1 represents 4/1/10, Day 2 represents 4/2/10....up to Day180. For every Day I have indicated 1 or 0, where 1 is on drug X, and 0 is off drug X.

So for this person, I'm trying to see if  there are at least 14 consecutive days where patient is on Drug X within the 60 days prior.

Thanks - any help is much appreciated!

Super User
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## Re: How do I check for presence of fill for at least 14 consecutive days within last 60 days?

But your original data don't look like these . Post more sample data and the output you need .

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