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# Re: st: statistical significance of cut points in ordered logit

 From Grace Jessie To Subject Re: st: statistical significance of cut points in ordered logit Date Mon, 17 May 2010 11:46:36 +0000

```Statalists,
I got the material http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam/xsoc63993/l91.pdf provided by Maarten, which is helpful. Thank you!
After typing the following in the Stata, I found some obersavtions were suprising to me(see table A). In table A, For example,xb[1] is obviously bigger than the coefficient of cut1,so the value for Y should equal 2. However, from the values for pr1 pr2 pr3, the value for pr1 is the biggest, which means the most likely outcome for Y is 1. Why not consistent?  The doubt with other observations in table A is the same.
Additionally, what does the statistical significance of cut points in ordered logit mean, which has not been answered in the posting before? I found there are no z or P>|z| for cut points, though I could get it.

use http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam/stats2/statafiles/shuttle2.dta, clear
ologit distress date temp, nolog
Ordered logistic regression                       Number of obs   =         23
LR chi2(2)      =      12.32
Prob> chi2     =     0.0021
Log likelihood =  -18.79706                       Pseudo R2       =     0.2468
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
distress |      Coef.   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
date |    .003286   .0012662     2.60   0.009     .0008043    .0057677
temp |  -.1733752   .0834473    -2.08   0.038     -.336929   -.0098215
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
/cut1 |   16.42813   9.554813                      -2.29896    35.15522
/cut2 |   18.12227   9.722293                     -.9330729    37.17761
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
predict xb,xb
predict pr1 pr2 pr3

table A
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
| distress   date   temp         xb        pr1        pr2        pr3 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|     None   8732     70   16.55703   .4678189    .359285   .1728961 |
|   1 or 2   9341     81   16.65107   .4444934   .3687458   .1867608 |
|   3 plus   9434     75   17.99692   .1723883   .3589076    .468704 |
|   1 or 2   9461     76   17.91227   .1848028   .3675054   .4476918 |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
Hope for any help!

Regards,
Grace

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