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Re: st: Kruskal-Wallis equivalent for survey data with pweight


From   "Aca N.T." <acant29@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Kruskal-Wallis equivalent for survey data with pweight
Date   Sat, 1 Nov 2008 18:12:28 +0700

Thanks Maarten & Steven, I have to change the analyses for LOS.
However, I've picked a wrong example here since I have some other
skewed variables for which KW test remains appropriate I think (eg.
triglyceride level). Can you suggest how to perform the analysis using
Stata?

Thanks in advance.
Aca

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- "Aca N.T." <acant29@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a simple question about testing length of stay (LOS)
>> differences among 5 groups. The response variable (LOS) has a skewed
>> distribution. I have previously transformed the LOS (log
>> transformation) and tried parametric statistic (ANOVA using
>> svy:regress), but not happy when performing back-transformation for
>> SD/SE. I rarely used non-parametric statistics before even for
>> non-survey data, so really this issue is a hassle for me. I believe,
>> however, that Stata has a test equivalent to Kruskal-Wallis for
>> survey data.
>
> The conventional way of analysing length of stay data is using survival
> analysis. So I would -stset- the data, and than use -sts test- to do
> the test. You can specify weights in the -stset- command. See:
> -help stset- and -help -sts test-.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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