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# Re: st: Weighted proportion

 From Yuval Arbel To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Weighted proportion Date Fri, 5 Oct 2012 01:17:51 +0200

What about -tabulate-? this will give you exactly what you are asking for

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:10 AM, Daniel Almar de Sneijder
<dasneijder@gmail.com> wrote:
> Uhm yes, but that will give me the mean instead of the proportion...?
>
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM, kantor.d@att.net <kantor.d@att.net> wrote:
>> Have you tried
>> summarize rrace [weight=RWEIGHT]
>> ?
>>
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>> ---Original Message---
>> From: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Sent: 10/4/2012 5:13 pm
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: Weighted proportion
>>
>> Dear statalist,
>>
>> Any thoughts on a handy function or command to summarize the weighted
>> proportion? For instance, I have a variable that indicates to which
>> Race a respondent belongs. For example
>>
>> RRACE = 1 if Hispanic
>> RRACE = 2 if White
>> RRACE = 3 if Black
>> RRACE = 4 if Other
>>
>> Additionally I have a variable that weights the respondents (due to
>> oversampling of Hispanic's in my database), call this variable
>> RWEIGHT.
>>
>> Now I want to summarize the weighted proportions of RRACE, i.e. how
>> much % is Hispanic, White, etc.
>>
>> Obviously I can plot a histogram by the command [see below] which will
>> give me an overview of the proportions.
>>
>> histogram rrace [weight = RWEIGHT], discrete width(1) percent
>>
>> My question is: how can I get these proportions into the result window?
>>
>> Thank you!
>> Daniel
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