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st: Re: Using weights in survival analysis


From   "D. Walter R. Omariba" <dwomarib@uwo.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Using weights in survival analysis
Date   Wed, 18 Feb 2004 01:39:52 -0500

Dear STATA users,
I am new to survival analysis using STATA. I am estimating an exponential 
survival model of children clustered within mothers. I have both child and 
mother weights in the data set. However, when I specify the child weights in 
model specification and request for robust standard errors using the mother’s 
id as cluster variable, STATA returns an error message that ‘robust/pweights 
not allowed with shared’ option. 

Would someone tell me why we cannot use weights when estimating a shared 
frailty model?  

Regards,
Walter Omariba



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