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RE: st: non-parametric tests with Svy estimation


From   "louis boakye-yiadom" <louisby@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: non-parametric tests with Svy estimation
Date   Sat, 09 Apr 2005 18:58:07 +0000

Before you explore the non-parametric option, it might be useful to check whether the variable is log normal. In other words, if the natural log of the "total healthcare costs" variable is normally distributed, I suppose with the the appropriate adjustment, you can get around the normality issue by using the transformed variable.

Louis


From: anju parthan <aparthan@yahoo.com>

Hi All

I am using survey data. I would like to compare  total
healthcare costs in two groups.  The variable total
healthcare costs is not normally distributed,
therefore one would run non-parametric statistics.

Can someone tell me how I can run a non-parametric
statistics accounting for the survey data?

I have compared the two groups with lincom using
svymean but I feel I should use non-parametric
statistics instead of comparing the means.

I am sorry if I am missing something trivial. Thanks
for your time.

Anju

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