# Re: st: How to calculate mortality ratios

 From Ana Gabriela Guerrero Serdan <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: How to calculate mortality ratios Date Sun, 2 Dec 2007 07:13:40 -0800 (PST)

```Steve,

thanks. Yes sorry my ratio should have been x/y.

I missed to calculate the total population first as
this is in a separate file. I was doing calculations
only among those that died from different causes.

So from file 2 I need to calculate my total
population. I have individual information for each
household in the survey. Not sure if I should first
generate a count variable?

svyset AI06 [pw= expweigh], strata( AI05)
gen count=_n
svy: total count, over(AI02)

then use this to calculate the mortality ratio in file
1 as you indicated.

thanks again,
Gaby

--- Steven Joel Hirsch Samuels
<[email protected]> wrote:

> Gaby:
>
> 1. Ratio requires a numerator and denominator:
>
> svy: ratio myratio = x/y
>
> svy: ratio dead      should return an error message
> in Stata 10.
>
> What are your individual observations?  people with
> status yes/no, or some other unit?  If you have an
> observation, with 'dead' counting deaths and 'pop'
> giving the
> population total for the area, then
>
>
> would work.
>
> 2. svy: prop death   will give proportions dead and
> will be correct if your analytic unit is person.
>
> 3. I suggest that you form new strata by pooling
> singletons into
> neighboring regions.
>
> -Steven
> On Dec 2, 2007, at 8:25 AM, Ana Gabriela Guerrero
> Serdan wrote:
>
> > Dear Stata Users,
> >
> > I have two related questions:
> >
> > 1) Im trying to calcuate mortality ratios for
> > different sub-populations using survey data.
> >
> > Is it very naive from my side to use the following
> > commands?
> >
> > svyset AI06 [pw= expweigh], strata( AI05)
> > svy: ratio death, over (Province)
> >
> > I also get similar results with prop.
> >
> > 2)  I dont get any SE because I have strata with
> one
> > sampling unit. I see that Stata suggests (as also
> some
> > books) to delete or collapse the strata with one
> > sampling unit. Do you know what are the
> implications
> > for this? Would I need to collapse the strata
> > according to region?
> >
> >
> > thanks,
> > Gaby
> >
> >
> >
> > Gaby Guerrero Serdan
> >
> > Deparment of Economics
> > Royal Holloway, University of London
> > TW20 OEX
> > Egham, Surrey
> > England, UK
> >
>
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/49939890@N00/
> >
> > Tel: +44 7912657259
> >
> >
> >
> >
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England, UK
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