A frequency distribution is a table that identifies how many respondents fell under each response option.
Note: For this example, General Social Survey 2016 data (located on "About Stata" tab) is used to produce the frequency distribution on respondent sex.
1. Go to Statistics > Summaries, tables, and tests > Frequency tables > One-way table
2. Under Categorical variable: either (a) type in the variable name or (b) select the variable name from the drop down menu. Select "OK"
1. In the Command box type in the following code
Example: tab sex
2. Hit Enter key