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st: prvalue / dummy variables

Subject   st: prvalue / dummy variables
Date   Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:44:33 +0200

Dear list,

I have a query about the use of the prvalue command after multinomial regression.

My question concerns the use of dummy-variables within prvalue. As I only wish to control for certain (dummy)variables (sex, place of birth, etc.) and didn’t wanted to produce separate estimations for each value (e.g. sex=0, sex=1), I was using the mean option for the dummy variables just as for metric variables (e.g. age). 

Does that make sense? How can I interpret the estimated probabilities then? Can I say that these probabilities apply for a group which has an underlying structure concerning sex, place of birth etc. just like the sample?

Thanks for your help,



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