If anybody can help me with this I'd be very grateful.

What I want to do is basically assign a flag (based on conditional formatting) according to a number value. Sounds simple.

I'm looking at birth rates, in 2010 there might be 100. In 2009 there were 99.

I want to do 3 things. If the percentage change in birth rate between the years is either 0, OR is between 0 and 1, then I want to say it's stable. If it goes up or down by more than a percentage I want it to say "Increase" or "Decrease". It's the between 0 and 1 range I'm having difficulty with.

The formula I have is along the lines of:

=IF(AND(AG9>=99,AG9<=101),"stable"),IF(AG9>101,"Increase",IF(AG9<99,"decrease"))

Not terribly difficult, but's it's driving me mad and I don't have much time..

Would be very grateful for any pointers

What I want to do is basically assign a flag (based on conditional formatting) according to a number value. Sounds simple.

I'm looking at birth rates, in 2010 there might be 100. In 2009 there were 99.

I want to do 3 things. If the percentage change in birth rate between the years is either 0, OR is between 0 and 1, then I want to say it's stable. If it goes up or down by more than a percentage I want it to say "Increase" or "Decrease". It's the between 0 and 1 range I'm having difficulty with.

The formula I have is along the lines of:

=IF(AND(AG9>=99,AG9<=101),"stable"),IF(AG9>101,"Increase",IF(AG9<99,"decrease"))

Not terribly difficult, but's it's driving me mad and I don't have much time..

Would be very grateful for any pointers

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