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Re: st: Weighted proportion


From   Daniel Almar de Sneijder <dasneijder@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Weighted proportion
Date   Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:10:28 -0400

Uhm yes, but that will give me the mean instead of the proportion...?

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM, kantor.d@att.net <kantor.d@att.net> wrote:
> Have you tried
> summarize rrace [weight=RWEIGHT]
> ?
>
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> ---Original Message---
> From: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Sent: 10/4/2012 5:13 pm
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Weighted proportion
>
> Dear statalist,
>
> Any thoughts on a handy function or command to summarize the weighted
> proportion? For instance, I have a variable that indicates to which
> Race a respondent belongs. For example
>
> RRACE = 1 if Hispanic
> RRACE = 2 if White
> RRACE = 3 if Black
> RRACE = 4 if Other
>
> Additionally I have a variable that weights the respondents (due to
> oversampling of Hispanic's in my database), call this variable
> RWEIGHT.
>
> Now I want to summarize the weighted proportions of RRACE, i.e. how
> much % is Hispanic, White, etc.
>
> Obviously I can plot a histogram by the command [see below] which will
> give me an overview of the proportions.
>
> histogram rrace [weight = RWEIGHT], discrete width(1) percent
>
> My question is: how can I get these proportions into the result window?
>
> Thank you!
> Daniel
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