In Stata, how do I conduct a Chi-square test with aggregate data?
In Stata, both the
.tabi commands conduct the Pearson's Chi-square test. The
.tabulate (may be abbreviated as
command produces one- or two-way frequency tables given one or two
variables. The commands also can run a Chi-square test using the
. tab grade gender, chi2
The above command will produce a cross-table of
gender and its Chi-square statistic.
When you do not have individual data, but only aggregate
frequencies, use the
.tabi command. You must list the
frequencies of each cell with a backward slash
\) to separate a row of a table. Consider
the following examples:
. tabi 22 44 \ 34 56, chi2
. tabi 34 45 \ 34 53 \ 34 34, chi2
. tabi 34 45 36 \ 34 64 96, chi2
The first command conducts a Chi-square test for a 2x2 table, while the second and third commands run the test for 3x2 and 2x3 tables, respectively.
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Last modified on 2015-06-22.
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