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Re: st: How to test whether the median of a variable is different from 0


From   Ronan Conroy <rconroy@rcsi.ie>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: How to test whether the median of a variable is different from 0
Date   Mon, 9 May 2011 12:01:19 +0100

On 2011 Beal 8, at 23:19, Jean-Marie Meier wrote:

> Dear Stata list users,
> 
> how do I test, whether the median of a variable is different from 0?

Have a look at its confidence interval, either using -centile-, or -qreg- without any predictor variables. With the -qreg- route you can adjust for potential confounders, which gives it an advantage in my book.



Ronán Conroy
rconroy@rcsi.ie
Associate Professor
Division of Population Health Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Beaux Lane House
Dublin 2


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