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Re: st: Matching samples in Stata


From   Paula Arce <paulaarce@rocketmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Matching samples in Stata
Date   Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:29:12 +0100 (BST)

Thanks David,

mahapick is very user-friendly; what's the main difference between mahapick and psmatch2? or are they pretty much equivalent? 


Paula 



----- Original Message -----
From: David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 
Sent: Monday, 1 October 2012, 17:34
Subject: Re: st: Matching samples in Stata

At 10:08 AM 10/1/2012, Paula Arce wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> I am interested in comparing medical students vs. other students on a number of measures from a survey study.  The medical student subgroup accounts for 12% of the total sample.
> 
> I would, therefore, like to match the medical students with a sub-group of the other students based on socio-demographic variables  - so that the two samples are more similar in size.
> 
> How can I achieve this in Stata? is there a matching command/macro I can download and use?  Has anyone done anything similar and can share some tips?
> 
> Many thanks,
> Paula

In addition to psmatch2, as was suggested, you may check out mahapick (on SSC) and its several component programs.
HTH
--David

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