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st: PSMATCH2 with Dichotomous Outcomes

From   Dennis Kramer <>
Subject   st: PSMATCH2 with Dichotomous Outcomes
Date   Thu, 12 May 2011 12:17:16 -0400

Can PSMATCH2 be used with a dichotomous outcome and estimate the
average odds ratio of the treatment? I have used the following syntax
for estimating continuous outcomes and I would like to adapt it a
dichotomous platform.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

set seed 12345
tempvar sortorder
gen `sortorder' = runiform()
sort `sortorder'


label define ALL_BLOCKlabel 1 "Treated - Block"
label define ALL_BLOCKlabel 0 "Untreated - Non-Block", add
label values ALL_BLOCK ALL_BLOCKlabel
label variable ALL_BLOCK "treatment"

logit ALL_BLOCK $covar
predict pscore

histogram pscore, start(0.0) width(0.05) by(ALL_BLOCK, col(1))
xsize(1) ysize(1.1) xtitle("Block vs. Non-Block") note("Pr(Block")
scheme(s 1mono) saving(support,replace)

psmatch2 ALL_BLOCK, outcome ( OUTCOME VARIABLES) pscore(pscore)
neighbor(1) caliper(0.5) common
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