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# Re: st: main effect OR when interaction present - xtlogit-

 From Ricardo Ovaldia <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: main effect OR when interaction present - xtlogit- Date Tue, 16 Aug 2011 03:56:03 -0700 (PDT)

```Thank you Maarten. That was very helpful.
So I gather that the best way to show these results is to estimate the OR and 95%CI for specific points in time. Is there a way to do this easily in Stata?

Thank you again,
Ricardo

Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
Statistician
Oklahoma City, OK

--- On Tue, 8/16/11, Maarten Buis <[email protected]> wrote:

> From: Maarten Buis <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: st: main effect OR when interaction present - xtlogit-
> To: [email protected]
> Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 2:54 AM
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM,
> Ricardo Ovaldia wrote:
> > I am fitting -xtlogit- model:
> >
> > xtlogit case group group#time
> >
> > How can I get the OR for group(0,1) when there is a
> groupXtime interaction?
>
> Just add the -or- option. That will be the odds ratio when
> time == 0,
> variable. The
> interaction effect tells you the ratio by which the odds
> ratio changes
> for a unit change in time. So consider the example below:
> The odds
> ratio for 1.south says that the odds off belonging to a
> union in the
> south in 1970 was 69% ((.31-1)*100%) smaller than the odds
> of
> belonging to a union in that year in the north. This odds
> ratio
> increases (i.e. the negative effect becomes smaller) by
> 27%
> ((1.27-1)*100%) per decade. Also see: M.L. Buis (2010)
> "Stata tip 87:
> Interpretation of interactions in non-linear models", The
> Stata
> Journal, 10(2), pp. 305-308.
>
> *---------------------------- begin example
> ----------------------
> webuse union, clear
> gen cyear = (year - 70)/10
> xtlogit union age grade i.not_smsa south##c.cyear, or
> *---------------------------- end example
> -------------------------
> (For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see:
> http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq )
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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