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st: RE: survey median estimator


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: survey median estimator
Date   Sun, 17 Nov 2002 16:50:40 -0000

berkeral@msu.edu

> I am trying to estimate median of subpopulations using 
> survey data. My
> question is how to account for the survey weight in estimating
> median.Specifically, I am using the following command
> egen median=median(edpct) if salquart==3, by(type).
> How can I incorparate the survey wieghts in using 
> egen(median) funtion to
> calculate median in above command?

I can't answer the -svy- aspect, but I 
am pretty clear that -egen- and weights 
don't mix well. That is, official Stata 
functions don't support weights, so this needs 
to be done in some other way. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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