# st: [Why does Stata drop an additional category?]

 From Marcello Pagano <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject st: [Why does Stata drop an additional category?] Date Tue, 17 Feb 2004 08:26:24 -0500

I am posting this for Yaojun. I have left off the SPSS output which is a Word file. Anyone want it, please contact Yajun ([email protected]) or me, directly.

m.p.

Dear all,

I would like to ask you for advice. I am doing a logit on unemployment
and my independent variables are:

religion 1=Protestant; 2=Catholic; 3=None
cath 1=Catholic; 0=Other
educ5 1=Degree; 2=Prof below degree; 3=A Levels; 4=O Levels;
5=None
e5c -2=None; -1=O Level; 0=A Levels; 1=Prof below degree;
2=Degree

gen cath=religion==2 if religion<=3
char religion[omit] 1 /* Protestants =base*/
char educ5[omit] 5 /* None/Prim =base*/

I wish to use the main effects of religion and educ5, and the
interaction effects for cath*e5c.

The first four of the following commands all end in _Ieduc5_1 dropped
due to collinearity; the last gives the coefficient for this category
but the model statistics seems strange: no constant and no comparability
with the output in SPSS for the same data (the syntax and the results
are attached).

xi: logistic unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c
xi: logistic unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c,coef
xi: logit unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c, or
xi: logit unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c
xi: logit unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c,nocons or

I would be most grateful if anyone could explain to me why in the first
four commands the first category of education (_Ieduc5_1) is dropped (I
used both Stata 7 and Stata 8); and how to obtain an output similar to
that in SPSS. The results for models 2-4 are not presented because they
are very similar to results from model 1.

Many thanks.
Yours sincerely
Yaojun Li

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*Stata outputs for model 1:
. xi: logistic unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c
/*_Ieduc5_1 dropped*/
i.religion _Ireligion_1-3 (naturally coded; _Ireligion_1
omitted)
i.educ5 _Ieduc5_1-5 (naturally coded; _Ieduc5_5
omitted)
i.cath _Icath_0-1 (naturally coded; _Icath_0
omitted)
i.cath*e5c _IcatXe5c_# (coded as above)

note: _Ieduc5_1 dropped due to collinearity
note: _Icath_1 dropped due to collinearity

Logistic regression Number of obs =
1936
LR chi2(7) =
186.93
Prob > chi2 =
0.0000
Log likelihood = -934.26692 Pseudo R2 =
0.0909

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
unemployed | Odds Ratio Std. Err. z P>|z| [95% Conf.
Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------
------
_Ireligion_2 | 3.150993 .5743082 6.30 0.000 2.204475
4.503909
_Ireligion_3 | 2.095747 .6119331 2.53 0.011 1.182492
3.714322
_Ieduc5_2 | 2.469711 1.182263 1.89 0.059 .9664331
6.311325
_Ieduc5_3 | 2.554673 .851014 2.82 0.005 1.329789
4.907813
_Ieduc5_4 | .8599691 .2137221 -0.61 0.544 .5283719
1.399671
e5c | .4881296 .0769878 -4.55 0.000 .3583303
.6649465
_IcatXe5c_1 | 1.079315 .1140581 0.72 0.470 .8773971
1.3277
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------

(results from models 2-4 omitted)

*Stata output for model 5:
. xi: logit unemployed i.religion i.educ5 i.cath*e5c,nocons or
i.religion _Ireligion_1-3 (naturally coded; _Ireligion_1
omitted)
i.educ5 _Ieduc5_1-5 (naturally coded; _Ieduc5_5
omitted)
i.cath _Icath_0-1 (naturally coded; _Icath_0
omitted)
i.cath*e5c _IcatXe5c_# (coded as above)

note: _Icath_1 dropped due to collinearity
Iteration 0: log likelihood = -1341.9329
Iteration 1: log likelihood = -956.23273
Iteration 2: log likelihood = -936.45777
Iteration 3: log likelihood = -934.40179
Iteration 4: log likelihood = -934.26857
Iteration 5: log likelihood = -934.26692

Logit estimates Number of obs =
1936
LR chi2(8) =
.
Log likelihood = -934.26692 Prob > chi2 =
.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
unemployed | Odds Ratio Std. Err. z P>|z| [95% Conf.
Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------
------
_Ireligion_2 | 3.150993 .5742976 6.30 0.000 2.204489
4.503879
_Ireligion_3 | 2.095747 .6119294 2.53 0.011 1.182496
3.714309
_Ieduc5_1 | .0037776 .0023571 -8.94 0.000 .001112
.0128333
_Ieduc5_2 | .0376322 .0088729 -13.91 0.000 .0237062
.0597387
_Ieduc5_3 | .157016 .0276982 -10.50 0.000 .1111192
.2218702
_Ieduc5_4 | .2132 .0434898 -7.58 0.000 .14294
.3179952
e5c | 1.968932 .1016632 13.12 0.000 1.779427
2.17862
_IcatXe5c_1 | 1.079315 .1140558 0.72 0.470 .8774008
1.327695
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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