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Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Weighted proportion |

Date |
Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:05:16 -0400 |

The previously proposed will not give correct standard errors. Here are some that will: *********************** prop RRACE [pweight = RWEIGHT] *********************** "pweight means "probability weight. However if your data came from a multi-stage survey sample, and you wish to compute standard errors for any statistic, -svyset- the data first and use the survey version of Stata commands, e.g.: *********************************** svy: prop RRACE svy: tab RRACE ********************************** Steve On Oct 4, 2012, at 5:11 PM, Daniel Almar de Sneijder wrote: 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 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Weighted proportion***From:*Daniel Almar de Sneijder <dasneijder@gmail.com>

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