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Re: st: pairwise test of proportions


From   Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: pairwise test of proportions
Date   Tue, 19 Oct 2010 19:42:38 -0400

At 06:30 PM 10/19/2010, Stas Kolenikov wrote:
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 5:12 PM, helen bian <helenbian06@gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone written a program that does a pairwise test of proportions
> and contains the p-values in its output?

Is it -prtest- or -prtesti-?

That was my first impulse. However, the documentation refers to "Two-sample test of proportion." From the examples, I got the impression it was for unpaired samples. ttest, by way of contrast, refers to "Two-sample mean-comparison test (unpaired)" and "Two-sample mean-comparison test (paired)". So, ttest lets you do something like a before and after comparison of the same subjects; prtest sounds to me like it is comparing proportions for two different samples, rather than paired values.


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