# Re: st: How to calculate mortality ratios

 From Steven Joel Hirsch Samuels <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: How to calculate mortality ratios Date Sun, 2 Dec 2007 11:47:47 -0500

Gaby, why don't you lay out exactly what your files are, and what analysis variables are in them. Do you want to do 'proportional' mortality ratios, single mortality rates? Do you want to test differences among regions (AI02)?
-Steven
On Dec 2, 2007, at 10:13 AM, Ana Gabriela Guerrero Serdan wrote:

```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:

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```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
'area' as your
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:

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```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
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```one
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```sampling unit. I see that Stata suggests (as also
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```some
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```books) to delete or collapse the strata with one
sampling unit. Do you know what are the
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```implications
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```for this? Would I need to collapse the strata
according to region?

thanks,
Gaby

Gaby Guerrero Serdan

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