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Re: st: prtest and survey weights

From   Richard Williams <>
To   "" <>, "" <>
Subject   Re: st: prtest and survey weights
Date   Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:15:57 -0500

At 12:52 PM 3/12/2010, Omar McDoom wrote:
Dear all,

Does anyone know how I may compare two proportions drawn from a variable in
a weighted survey?  The svy command I understand is not available for
prtest.  Is there a work-around that allows one to incorporate survey design

As Steve Samuels notes, prtest can test a lot of different hypotheses. Depending on the hypothesis, I believe svy:logit could be appropriate, e.g. if y and x are both 0/1 dichotomies,

svy: logit y x

If the coefficient for x is not significant, the proportions do not differ across the two categories of x.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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