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# Re: st: tabulate, summarize() for svy data

 From Steve Samuels To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: tabulate, summarize() for svy data Date Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:41:55 -0400

```On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 9:34 AM, Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Steve,
>
I made a serious error in the code. The revision is below.

the -over()- optioon triggers variance estimates appropriate for
subpopulations, just as  a  - survey, subpop()- prefix would have
done.

e(V) is the  estimated variance of for each mean (square of standard error)
e(V_srs) is the  estimated variance for each mean, if there had been
simple random sampling of the entire population
e(V_srssub) is the estimated variance for each mean if there had been
simple random sampling within each subpopulation.  (The full

See the section on Design Effects with subpopulations on page 35 of
the Version 11 Survey Manual.

To estimate the variance of the observations in each subpopulation,
it's necessary to multiply  the variance of the mean by the sample
size of the population.  I forgot to do that.  Also, I changed the
names of the matrices to avoid potential ambiguities. Here is the
corrected version.

**************************CODE BEGINS**************************
sysuse auto, clear
svyset _n

svy: mean mpg, over(foreign)
matrix define mm = e(b)  //mean (already shown)
matrix define VV = e(V_srssub) // variances for subpopulations
matrix define nn = e(_N)   //sample sizes

local kk = colsof(V)
forvalues i = 1/`kk'{
di `i'  " "  el(mm,1,`i')  " " sqrt(el(nn,1,`i')*el(VV,`i',`i'))  " "
el(nn,1,`i')
}
***************************CODE ENDS***************************

Steven Samuels
sjsamuels@gmail.com
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