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st: RE: survey command+subpop() option

From   "Edmund J. Bini, M.D., M.P.H." <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: survey command+subpop() option
Date   Wed, 9 Jun 2004 19:18:01 -0400

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jitian Sheu
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 2:22 PM
Subject: st: survey command+subpop() option

Hello, listers:

I am using -svytab- to obtain the chi-square and F-value.

The data contains
(1) an illness, denote as "cat";
(2) ethnicity (race=1, 2, and 3)
(3) for race=2, there are four gropus (denoted as "latinos") ==> Hence, the
variable(LATINOS) is not equal to missing if race==2  (Or, latinos==. if

The command I used is as following:

svytab cat latinos

==> Stata always return me the following message:

stratum with only one PSU detected

I konw this is because under the subsample of race=2(latino~=missing0, some
stratum are only with one PSU
Some of my friends told me that I can solve this problem by specifying the
option, subpop(if race==2).
Since they have the similar problem when using -svymean-.

However, when I use the following command:

svytab cat latinos, subpop(if race==2)

I obtain the following message:
NOTE: subpop() subpopulation is same as full population
subpop()=1 indicates observations in subpopulation
subpop()=1 indicates observations not in subpopulation
stratum with only one PSU detected

Does any one have any suggestions?



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