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st: Re: svylogit question / with a hypothetical
You should generally use subpop() and not -if- to select observations in a
svy analysis. If you're having problems with singleton psu's, you should
collapse strata in whatever way makes the most sense for your data --
sometimes there is no way that seems to make much sense, but just dropping
the data is often less sensible than some arbitrary strata re-assignment.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David J. Bernstein" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 8:04 PM
Subject: st: svylogit question / with a hypothetical
> Hello All,
> I have a svylogit question.
> Here is my hypothetical:
> Out of 20,000 patients I have a survey sample of 1000.
> In this sample I have weights that represent the
> racial mix of the complete population.
> Here is the program:
> svyset [pweight=weight], psu(ssn) strata(hospital)
> svylogit recovered race age _Iyear* (year dummies)
> Now if I decide to drop the hosiptals that have
> complete failure (i.e. recovered=0 for all)
> does re-running the svylogit still yield valid
> results? In other words, do I have a weighting
> problem from dropping, say, 50 observations because
> they are from hospitals that had 0 recovery? By doing
> this I eliminate stratid's with 1 observation (and
> crashing my run).
> What do you guys think?
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