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st: SE/CI for difference in transition matrix row proportions after -svy tabulate- twoway

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Subject   st: SE/CI for difference in transition matrix row proportions after -svy tabulate- twoway
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 18:13:15 +0100

I'm having an early evening senior moment, and can't figure out how to
calculate, from saved results after -svy tabulate-, the difference
between two elements of a 2x2 transition matrix and the associated
SE/CI. I've been browsing svy help and documentation, and can't find the
answer directly. Part of my problem is not understanding precisely what
is stored in the saved variance-covariance matrix.

Below is example output from a simplified example. I have a binary
measure of receipt at t-1 and at t, and cross-tabulate them. The two
transition proportions of interest are the entry rate, P(0,1), which is
estimated to be 0.0335 in the example, and the stayer rate, P(1,1),
which is estimated to be 0.6553 in the example. I want not only the the
difference P(1,1) - P(0,1), but also a SE/CI for the difference, which I
was assuming I could calculate from the saved results. Suggestions

. svy: tabulate Lbu_SA bu_SA, row se
(running tabulate on estimation sample)

Number of strata   =         1                  Number of obs      =
Number of PSUs     =      9036                  Population size    =
                                                Design df          =

1:R's BU  |
receives  |
B|JSA,    |1:R's BU receives IS|UBIS|UB|JSA
t-1       |         0          1      Total
        0 |     .9665      .0335          1
          | (8.2e-04)  (8.2e-04)           
        1 |     .3447      .6553          1
          |   (.0095)    (.0095)           
    Total |     .9255      .0745          1
          |   (.0023)    (.0023)           
  Key:  row proportions
        (linearized standard errors of row proportions)

    Uncorrected   chi2(1)         =  2.62e+04
    Design-based  F(1, 9035)      =  1.47e+04     P = 0.0000

. mat list e(b)

          p11        p12        p21        p22
y1  .96649524  .03350476  .34470377  .65529623

. mat list e(V_row)

symmetric e(V_row)[2,2]
               r1:         r2:
               r1          r1
r1:r1   4.394e-06
r2:r1  -4.394e-06   4.394e-06

. mat list e(V)

symmetric e(V)[4,4]
            p11         p12         p21         p22
p11   6.751e-07
p12  -6.751e-07   6.751e-07
p21   1.477e-07  -1.477e-07   .00008959
p22  -1.477e-07   1.477e-07  -.00008959   .00008959

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