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# Re: st: Weighted proportion

 From Daniel Almar de Sneijder To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Weighted proportion Date Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:21:31 -0400

```Thank you all guys.

prop RRACE [pweight = RWEIGHT] and
tabulate RRACE [weight = RWEIGHT]

are both what I am looking for. (Apart from that tabulate does not
allow for population weights ??)

Thank you,
Daniel

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 4:53 AM, Yuval Arbel <yuval.arbel@gmail.com> wrote:
> Steve, please take a look at Patrick's question:
>
> st: zoom on histograms
>
> and the links given there by Nick Cox.
>
> What Daniel asked in other words is a similar question: how to produce
> the numerical values from the histogram?
>
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM, David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net> wrote:
>> At 07:10 PM 10/4/2012, you 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]
>>> > ?
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> > 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.
>>> [...]
>>
>>
>> Of course, I "misspoke"; I meant tabulate.
>>
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