# st: Problems with standard errors using xi3, svy and ologit

 From Iain Lang To "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" Subject st: Problems with standard errors using xi3, svy and ologit Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:37:43 +0000

```Dear Statalist members

I'm running models in Stata 9 using xi3, svy and ologit. This combination seems to produce very large standard errors, and these don't occur when I use xi instead of xi3. An example is pasted below (using a binary outcome as an example). Has anyone else encountered similar problems? Any help or comments appreciated!

With regards
Iain

. xi3: svy: ologit lbdbr2lc riagendr ridageyr ridreth1 bmicat dmdeduc , or
(running ologit on estimation sample)

Survey: Ordered logistic regression

Number of strata   =         1                  Number of obs      =      1952
Number of PSUs     =      1952                  Population size    =  69072325
Design df          =      1951
F(   5,   1947)    =      0.01
Prob > F           =    1.0000

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|             Linearized
| Odds Ratio   Std. Err.      t    P>|t|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
lbdbr2lc     |
riagendr |   .9629752    3.59095    -0.01   0.992     .0006419     1444.54
ridageyr |   1.008208   .0808595     0.10   0.919     .8614708    1.179941
ridreth1 |    1.22529   2.015331     0.12   0.902     .0486779    30.84224
bmicat |   .8493934   1.889173    -0.07   0.942     .0108328    66.60063
dmdeduc |   .9069374   1.857839    -0.05   0.962     .0163241    50.38777
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
cut1         |
_cons |   1.697923   9.050466     0.19   0.851    -16.05167    19.44752
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

. xi: svy: ologit lbdbr2lc riagendr ridageyr ridreth1 bmicat dmdeduc , or
(running ologit on estimation sample)

Survey: Ordered logistic regression

Number of strata   =         1                  Number of obs      =      1952
Number of PSUs     =      1952                  Population size    =  69072325
Design df          =      1951
F(   5,   1947)    =      3.52
Prob > F           =    0.0036

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|             Linearized
lbdbr2lc | Odds Ratio   Std. Err.      t    P>|t|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
riagendr |   .9629752   .1444957    -0.25   0.802     .7174835    1.292464
ridageyr |   1.008208   .0032874     2.51   0.012     1.001782    1.014676
ridreth1 |    1.22529   .0825729     3.01   0.003     1.073595     1.39842
bmicat |   .8493934   .0757742    -1.83   0.067     .7130602    1.011793
dmdeduc |   .9069374   .0754373    -1.17   0.240      .770428    1.067634
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
/cut1 |   1.697923   .3616552     4.69   0.000      .988652    2.407195
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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