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st: Gini coefficient for summarized (pre-processed) data

From   "Shulman, Jay D." <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Gini coefficient for summarized (pre-processed) data
Date   Mon, 17 Oct 2005 07:01:50 -0500


I am using STATA9 for MS Windows XP (my first week as a STATA user). I
am attempting to compute the Gini coefficient with data from a series of
multi-stage US national (National Health and Nutrition Examination
Surveys) with a zero-rich variable. I was able to adjust for the design
effect and standardize the proportions of the variable of interest to
the 2000 census however I have not been able to figure out how to use
these data with ineqdec0 since the program does not accept summarized
data. I have the proportions and adjusted standard errors. I would be
grateful if someone could suggest the necessary modifications.



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