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Re: st: PWEIGHT question


From   Ana Gabriela Guerrero Serdan <ag_guerreroserdan@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: PWEIGHT question
Date   Fri, 15 May 2009 01:14:08 -0700 (PDT)

You probably need to use pweight, here is a link that explains the difference between fw, pw and aw: 

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/services/computer/presentations/statatutorial/example30.html


regards,
Gaby



--- On Fri, 5/15/09, Charles Man@CCR <ccrman@cityu.edu.hk> wrote:

> From: Charles Man@CCR <ccrman@cityu.edu.hk>
> Subject: st: PWEIGHT question
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Friday, May 15, 2009, 1:50 AM
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> am new to STATA. I want to know how to use pweight
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> have a small telephone survey dataset of 500 cases which
> were randomly drawn
> from a population of 7 million people. The dataset was
> weighted according to
> income and sex distributions of the population. In Stata,
> do I need to include
> [pw=weight] in all analyses? In SPSS, people simply choose
> WEIGHT BY and don’t
> have to be concerned about the weight type. However, in
> Stata, we have to
> determine which weight type is appropriate. Is it Pweight
> or Fweight useful in
> my situation? Which one is the most appropriate?
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> Charles 
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