Tuesday, March 07, 2006

st: question about svy commands

Hello all,

New to the list and a Stata SE/8 user. I have survey data that is organized at the individual level, roughly like this:

Var1 Var2 State Weight 1. 2. 3.

I want to create a new variable, Var4, that has the mean of Var1 for whatever state the individual is in. For example, if the first observation is in New York, I want the new variable to have a Var4 that has the mean value of Var1 for NY. However, I need to incorporate the weights, so I was wondering if I should use the survey commands? Is there a way to do this? Is it something along the lines of egen var4 = svymean var1 [if var1==...

Not too sure how to do this, so please help! Thanks!

Best, Anant Thaker

-- Anant Thaker athaker@fas.harvard.edu

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