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From |
Natalie Trapp <natalie.trapp@zmaw.de> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Binary Variables |

Date |
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 13:42:21 +0200 |

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much once again! On 6/2/2010 1:20 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

Another alternative is just to aggregate some regions. If the response is identical, you lose nothing, except that some thought needs to be given to the combination of predictor values for those regions. For example, is population weighting appropriate? Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Maarten buis --- On Wed, 2/6/10, Natalie Trapp wrote:I use a Dummy Variable for 150 regions within the EU27. When I regress the model, I use one region as a reference group, but Stata still automatically omits four to five more regions. Is it maybe because the regions are too similar in their characteristics so that I have to build groups of similar regions? Or is there another way how I can do the regression with all regions of interest?This is a fixed effects regression (assuming you are using linear regression, -regress-). This type of regression can only make use of variation within a region, so if the dependent variable is constant within a region, the region will be dropped. Your alternative is to use random effects regression (see: -help xtreg-), but that has disadvantages of its own. It is up to you to decide which disadvantages you think are least bad... * * 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/

* * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: Binary Variables***From:*"Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>

**Re: st: Binary Variables***From:*Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Binary Variables***From:*Natalie Trapp <natalie.trapp@zmaw.de>

**Re: st: Binary Variables***From:*Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>

**RE: st: Binary Variables***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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