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From   Jose Maria <>
Subject   st: Statistical/Stata question
Date   Tue, 17 Feb 2004 22:26:05 -0300

Dear Statalisters:
I think it is more of a statistical question, but may I ask it:
If I have a categorical variable (letīs say with 4 categories) and run the logistic regression _logistic depvar category2 category3 category4_, I get the odds ratios relating each of the 2,3,4 categories against the category1 reference, with straigthway interpretation. What is the interpretation if I do _logistic depvar category3 category4_?
Sorry if it is a silly question.
Jose Maria

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