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Re: st: Chi2 test on weighted data

From   Steve Samuels <>
Subject   Re: st: Chi2 test on weighted data
Date   Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:32:27 -0400

Hello, Annelies. Welcome to Statalist!

The command you are seeking is "svy tabulate", and you might have found
it by typing "help survey tabulate". For valid test results, you must first
specify the survey design with -svyset-.  Typing "help survey" will introduce 
Stata's survey capabilities. There are a number of contributed survey commands, so ask
if you need functionality that the built-in commands do not provide.


On Sep 10, 2012, at 2:00 PM, Prof. Annelies Blom wrote:

Dear all,

I have a quick question which I just don't seem to be able to solve.

I would like to perform a chi2 test on whether two categorical variable are
related. My data are survey data and contain a design weight. Thus, I gathered
that I should use pweights. However, I cannot find any command that lets me
perform a chi2 test on pweighted data.

For example: tabulate does not allow the pweight option and, moreover, does only
allow frequency weights in combination with the chi2 analysis.

What am I missing?


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