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"worldpatient ." <worldpatient@gmail.com> |

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st: medeff command negative percentage of total effect mediated |

Date |
Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:16:20 +0100 |

Dear Statalisters, I am using the user-written command -medeff command in Stata/IC 11 for Windows to test for causal mediation effects. My outcome is binary and my mediator is continuous. My question has to do with the interpretation of the percentage and 95%CIs of total effect mediated. In my analysis, the direct and total effects although not significant are negative while the indirect effect is positive and very small. As a result the percentage of the total effect mediated is negative and the CIs range from -203 to 46.. Is there a way that I could interpret the percentage of the total effect mediated and the CIs when this percentage is negative and the CIs are so wide? Many thanks, Maria * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: medeff command negative percentage of total effect mediated***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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