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Re: st: median regression with survey data


From   Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   "statalist hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: median regression with survey data
Date   Wed, 25 Jun 2003 14:58:51 +0100

on 25/06/2003 2:41 pm, Ken Cavalluzzo at CAVALLUK@georgetown.edu wrote:

> is there any way to use median regression with survey data?

Not that I can see. And I don't think there were any takers for this
question last time round either...

Suggestion:

If you have a dependant variable that can be transformed to make its
distribution symmetric, then modelling the mean is damn close to modelling
the median - the geometric mean of a lognormal distribution should be
roundabout its median for instance. Once you can get a symmetric
transformation, you can apply -svy- methods.
 

Ronan M Conroy (rconroy@rcsi.ie)
Lecturer in Biostatistics
Royal College of Surgeons
Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764)

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