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Re: st: outreg2 and incorrect asterisks?

From   Cassie Hartzog <>
Subject   Re: st: outreg2 and incorrect asterisks?
Date   Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:02:07 -0800

I've run into the same problem under much the same conditions: outreg2 is called after a mim, storebv: svy: logit command, and I also specify the alpha(0.001, 0.01, 0.05) option on outreg2. Sometimes it appears that one fewer star is being printed than the p-value warrants, but I have also seen it print the correct number of stars for a p-value of .033. There never seem to be too many stars.

I'm using restricted data that I can't share, but will see if I can reproduce the problem using a publicly accessible dataset.


I am running a logistic regression with multiply-imputed data and using the svy: command for complex survey data. I then use outreg2 to send the output into a table. For statistical significance, I am setting 3 levels .05, .01., and .001. Everything works fine, but a few of the results have asterisks that do not match the P-value that is listed in the raw stata output. In the example below, the P value is 3.07 in the raw output...but only 1 asterisk shows up on the outreg2 table that is produced. I can easily check and change these by hand...but I am wondering why this mismatch may be occurring and if I am missing something conceptually.

Here is the syntax:

mim,storebv: svy:logit money_action par_exp4 par_aspr4 par_bach grandpar_bach age_parent income_ten_thou numkids /// female asian hispanic black par_nativeng parttime nowork catholic private ///
par_involv heldback ztest_score daycare nursery headstart kinder, or

outreg2 using moneyaction-0915, se replace ef alpha(0.001, 0.01, 0.05) bdec(3) tdec(3) rdec(3) word

Here is the raw output of the "nursery" variable:

money_action | Odds Rat. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Int.] MI.df nursery | 1.17315 .061089 3.07 0.002 1.0587 1.29997 211.7

here is the row in the outreg2 table:
nursery      1.173*

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