# Re: st: trend in ORs across ordered levels of a 3rd variable

 From "Joseph Coveney" To "Statalist" Subject Re: st: trend in ORs across ordered levels of a 3rd variable Date Sat, 19 Apr 2008 16:21:07 +0900

```Paul Visintainer wrote:

Is there an approach to analyzing the trend in odds ratios across the
ordered levels of a 3rd variable?  For example,

Suppose I have the risk of obesity in high school students by gender

10  1.5
11  1.9
12  2.2

There is a test of homogeneity to determine whether these ORs differ
across grade strata.  Is there a test to determine whether the pattern
is linear across strata?

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Are you looking for something other than -tabodds-?

Joseph Coveney

. webuse bdesop

. tabodds case alcohol [fweight = freq], or

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alcohol |  Odds Ratio       chi2       P>chi2     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+-------------------------------------------------------------
0-39 |    1.000000          .           .              .          .
40-79 |    3.565271      32.70       0.0000      2.237981   5.679744
80-119 |    7.802616      75.03       0.0000      4.497054  13.537932
120+ |   27.225705     160.41       0.0000     12.507808  59.262107
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Test of homogeneity (equal odds): chi2(3)  =   158.79
Pr>chi2  =   0.0000

Score test for trend of odds:     chi2(1)  =   152.97
Pr>chi2  =   0.0000

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