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Re: st: Sample weights

From   Steve Samuels <>
Subject   Re: st: Sample weights
Date   Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:27:28 -0400

"I am not able to use pweights"

Why not?  You will need to -svyset- and use Stata's survey estimation commands (e.g. -svy: tab-, -svy: prop-).  Please describe the target population and the sampling plan.  What is an "observation"?   Why do you wish to multiply the sample weights by the household sizes?

If you are unclear about sampling concepts, see:

Weights are described in:


On Jun 30, 2012, at 6:48 PM, Brooks Evans wrote:

I am trying to estimate population statistics from sample data.
Specifically, I created a categorical variable, and would like to
estimate these categories for the population. The dataset includes
sample weights/expansion factors for each observation. I have tried
weighting by the weights*size of household, howvever receive the
following error 'may not use non-integer frequency weights', and I am
not able to use pweights. Any suggested appreciated. Thank you

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