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Re: st: svy proportion

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: svy proportion
Date   Sat, 19 Dec 2009 09:43:33 -0800 (PST)

--- On Sat, 19/12/09, Tomas Lind wrote:
> I have survey data and now I want to compare proportion
> "yeas" in different areas with proportion "yeas"
> calculated over all areas (does this area differ from the
> "superaverage"). 

A proportion is just the mean of a dummy variable.
So you can estimate those with svy: regress. A 
comparison with the overal mean is called effect
coding. This coding scheme is available in -xi3-, 
which you can download by typing -findit xi3-.

Hope this helps,

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


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