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Re: st: CI for adjusted mean


From   Rachele Capocchi <rachele.capocchi@arsanita.toscana.it>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: CI for adjusted mean
Date   Thu, 25 Oct 2007 12:27:16 +0200

Thanks Maarten now I understood how I can resolve my problem, with regress it does work.

In the meantime I tried the predict command after anova and I have obtained the some results compare to regress, so maybe it could be correct.

. anova mpg rep78 wei, continuous( wei)
. predict mean, xb
. summ mean

Thanks a lot, without your answers I could not continue my work !

Have a nice day,
Rachele

Rachele Capocchi
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Maarten buis ha scritto:

--- Rachele Capocchi <rachele.capocchi@arsanita.toscana.it> wrote:

I tried tried:

. adjust wei, by(rep) se ci

and I obtained the adjusted means of the groups, but I don't know how
I can obtain the overall mean.
sysuse auto, clear
recode rep78 1/2 = 3
xi: reg mpg i.rep78 wei
adjust wei, se ci
adjust wei, se ci by(rep78)

The problem was that anova turned rep78 into a series of dummies, but
did not leave those dummies behind after it finished. Th variables that
aren't mentioned anywhere in the -adjust- command are left as is, but
if they no longer exist Stata doesn't know what to do and reports
nothing. So doing all this explicitly in -regress-, the variables are
left behind, and -adjust- has no problems. Notice that -regress- and -anova- are in many cases completely equivalent, so nothing is lost by
moving from -anova- to -regress-.

Hope this helps,
Maarten
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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