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Re: st: interpretting log transformed co-efficients


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: interpretting log transformed co-efficients
Date   Sun, 8 Feb 2009 17:33:18 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Sun, 8/2/09, Ashwin Ananthakrishnan <ashwinna@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have outcomes (such as length of stay or costs) that are
> not normally distributed, so I'm including the log
> transformed (now normal) variables as the outcome measures
> in linear regression models. But I'm not really sure how to interpret
> the resulting co-efficients. 

There has been a long thread on this issue recently on Statalist, starting here:

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-11/msg00076.html

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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