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Re: st: k-sample tests for differences in proportions


From   Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   "statalist hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: k-sample tests for differences in proportions
Date   Wed, 5 Nov 2003 10:06:38 -0000

on 05/11/2003 09:18, klrobson@essex.ac.uk at klrobson@essex.ac.uk wrote:



Is there an established equivalent command to "prtest" for categorical 
variables with more than two categories? 

If not, just 'how wrong' is it to use an anova estimation for this purpose? 



Very wrong.


Are you testing a single variable to see if the proportions in each category
match the hypothesised proportions? If so, have a look at -csgof-


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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