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st: Domain analysis of survey data


From   Brad Cannell <brad.cannell@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Domain analysis of survey data
Date   Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:23:07 -0400

Hello,

I'm new to stata. I'm analyzing a large weighted state survey (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) to create a state report. In this report I need to do a separate descriptive table for each county in the state, which includes proportions of the county that fall into various different categories. In SAS I would have done it like this (hypothetical):

proc surveyfreq data=statereport;
table agegroup race education income maritalstatus smokingstatus;
by county
weight finalweight
strata stratvar
run;

The "by county" because that is the command that would have repeated the frequency tables of age, race, education, etc for each county.

So far in stata I have been able to designate the dataset as survey data with the correct weight and strata variables identified. I have also been able to produce frequency tables of age, race, education, etc for the dataset as a whole using "svy: prop age race education". However, after a lot of searching I am unable to find a way to get stata to give me a separate analysis for each county. I really don't want to use "if" statements to program the analysis for each county separately. When I try "by county: svy: prop age race education" I get an error message saying that by statements can't be used with survey commands. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks,
Brad
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