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RE: st: logit: t-test for odds-ratio vs coefficient

From   Maarten buis <>
To   stata list <>
Subject   RE: st: logit: t-test for odds-ratio vs coefficient
Date   Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:58:00 +0000 (GMT)

--- Kyle Caswell wrote:
> I have been using -ologit- with survey data (i.e., using svy) and am
> reporting only odds-ratios, not coefficients, for a write-up. When
> using the option "or" (for odds ratio) Stata produces a table with
> transformed standard errors and confidence intervals for the reported
> odds-ratios. However, the t-statistics and corresponding p-values are
> the same as in the output when the option "or" is not specified. In
> other words, I understand that the t-stats and P>|z| refer to the null
> hypothesis of whether a particular estimated *coefficient* is equal to
> zero.
> Is there an option which produces t-statistics, and P>|z|, corresponding
> to the null hypothesis that the given odds-ratio displayed in the table
> is equal to one?

The coefficient is the log odds ratio, so a test that the log odds ratio is equal to zero is equivalent to a test that the odds ratio is equal to one. So, the reported t-values and p-values, are the values you want.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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