Summary Statistics, often referred to as descriptive statistics, are statistical analysis that examine factors about a single variable.
Common summary statistics are the mean, standard deviation, minimum, and maximum.
Note: For this example, General Social Survey 2016 data (located on "About Stata" tab) is used to produce the summary statistics on respondent age.
1. Go to Statistics > Summaries, tables, and tests > Summary and descriptive statistics > Summary Statistics
2. Under Variables: either (a) type 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: sum sex
2. Hit Enter key