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Use of Clusters [message #11489] Thu, 29 December 2016 13:33 Go to next message
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Dear all, I want to include some variables like contraceptives use and prenatal care using clusters level. How do I go about it?
Thank you so much

Re: Use of Clusters [message #11505 is a reply to message #11489] Tue, 03 January 2017 19:01 Go to previous message
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If you use Stata, you can just:

egen ClusterX = mean(X), by(cluster)

And then include "ClusterX" as a variable in your regressions.

I'm sure there is very similar code for creating sub-group means in other programs too. And there are some inference (p-value) issues down the road, but if you cluster your regressions at the level of your clustered X, you should be fine. Unless I missed something...
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