Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.

# st: RE: RE: risk ratio

 From "Nick Cox" To Subject st: RE: RE: risk ratio Date Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:52:34 -0000

```As a footnote to this, note a few equivalences:

invlogit(x) <=> 1 / (1 + exp(-x))

rnormal() <=> invnorm(runiform())

An alternative to

gen x1 = invnorm(runiform())
gen xb = 2 + 0.75*x1
gen exb = 1/(1+exp(-xb))
gen by = rbinomial(1, exb)

is thus

gen x1 = rnormal()
gen by = rbinomial(1, invlogit(2 + 0.75*x1))

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Joseph Hilbe

I have an article coming out in the next Stata Journal that details
how to create synthetic models for a wide  variety
of discrete response regression models. For your problem though, I
think that the best approach is to create a synthetic
binary logistic model with a single predictor - as you specified. Then
model the otherwise logistic data as
Poisson with a robust variance estimator. And the coefficient must be
exponentiated. It can be interpreted as
a relative risk ratio.

Below is code to create a simple binary logistic model. Then model as
mentioned above. You asked for a
continuous pseudo-random variate, so I generated it from a normal
distribution. I normally like to use pseudo-random
uniform variates rather normal variates when creating these types of
models, but it usually makes little difference.
Recall that without a seed the model results will differ each time
run. If you want the same results, pick a
seed. I used my birthday.

I hope that this is what you were looking for.

Joseph Hilbe

clear
set obs 50000
set seed 1230
gen x1 = invnorm(runiform())
gen xb = 2 + 0.75*x1
gen exb = 1/(1+exp(-xb))
gen by = rbinomial(1, exb)
glm by x1, nolog fam(bin 1)
glm by x1, nolog fam(poi) eform robust

. glm by x1, nolog fam(bin 1)
Generalized linear models                          No. of obs      =
50000
Optimization     : ML                              Residual df     =
49998
Scale parameter =
1
Deviance         =  37672.75548                    (1/df) Deviance =
.7534852
Pearson          =  49970.46961                    (1/df) Pearson  =
.9994494
Variance function: V(u) = u*(1-u)                  [Bernoulli]
Link function    : g(u) = ln(u/(1-u))              [Logit]
AIC             =
.7535351
Log likelihood   = -18836.37774                    BIC             =
-503294.5
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
|                 OIM
by |      Coef.   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf.
Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------
------
x1 |   .7534291   .0143134    52.64   0.000     .7253754
.7814828
_cons |   1.993125   .0149177   133.61   0.000     1.963887
2.022363
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------

. glm by x1, nolog fam(poi) eform robust
Generalized linear models                          No. of obs      =
50000
Optimization     : ML                              Residual df     =
49998
Scale parameter =
1
Deviance         =  12673.60491                    (1/df) Deviance =
.2534822
Pearson          =   7059.65518                    (1/df) Pearson  =
.1411988
Variance function: V(u) = u                        [Poisson]
Link function    : g(u) = ln(u)                    [Log]
AIC             =
1.970592
Log pseudolikelihood = -49262.80246                BIC             =
-528293.7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
|               Robust
by |        IRR   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf.
Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------
------
x1 |   1.104476   .0021613    50.78   0.000     1.100248
1.10872
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
.

Tomas Lind wrote:
Does anyone know how to generate fake data for a dichotomous outcome (0,
1)
that is dependent on a continuous exposure variable in an
epidemiological
relative risk context. I know how to use the logit transformation but in
that case exposure is proportional to log(ods) and not to risk.

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
```