st: is svy the way to go?

 From ann e fitzmaurice To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject st: is svy the way to go? Date Wed, 20 Nov 2002 09:19:08 -0500 (EST)

```hi

i have a large data set where the respondendent (woman) was asked

i am looking at the siblings so have rearranged the data set from
wide to long- each line now represents the sibling of the
respondents

There is a grouping variable for the sibling, alive, dad of cause

What i would like to do is to do a crosstabl of the grouping
variable by a second variable , e.g type of education (3 or 4
levels), but to adjust the analysis for the fact that where the
respondent had more brothers or sisters  there is duplication
(overcounting) in the two crosstab variables

i would like to hear whether the use of the svy commands is the way
to go , especially the use of svytab, the data also has to be
weighted but i have the weighting variable.  If svy is the way to
go, how do i account for the multiple counting, the number of times
a sibling can appear ranges from 1 to 15 - i have a variable which
tells me the number of times a record will appear in the data set,

id	gp	variable
1	1	1
1	1	1
2	3 	2
3	2	2
3	2	2
3	2	2
etc

in the above example the first respondent (id =1) has two
brothers/sisters and the second respondent (id=2) only has one
brother / sister

thanks

ann

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ann e fitzmaurice
medical statistician
dugald baird centre
department of obs and gynae
university of aberdeen
a.e.fitzmaurice@abdn.ac.uk
tel 01224 553876 (direct)
fax 01224 404925

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