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Re: st: Epidemiological Confounder Selection


From   Jay Kaufman <Jay_Kaufman@unc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Epidemiological Confounder Selection
Date   Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:03:53 -0400

Salah Mahmud wrote:
> 
> Does anyone know of a Stata routine to perform confounder selection
> using a selected change-in-estimate criterion and backwards deletion?

I believe that the user-written routine you cite (epiconf.ado) does 
indeed use a change in estimate approach, not a testing based approach. 
The epiconf.ado output gives p-values in the table, but the variables
are selected for dropping based on the change in the effect parameter. 




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