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Any way to use GSEM with survey data? [message #11798] Fri, 10 February 2017 06:50 Go to next message
nwegbus is currently offline  nwegbus
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Hello,
I'm using Stata/SE 13.1 and working with DHS Nigeria survey data.

I have one outcome variable which is binary (lifetime experience of intimate partner violence: Yes/No). I have 20 predictor variables (14 binary, 5 categorical and 1 latent variable)

I'm trying to prove that 2 of my predictor variables 'marital status' (.i.e. ever married versus never married) and 'age at first marriage' (10-14years, 15-17 years, 18-21 years, 22-46years) have the greatest effects on the outcome - 'lifetime experience of intimate partner violence' (Yes/No).

The Stata manual states that survey data is only supported by SEM. However, apart from this detail, everything else I need for my analysis is supported better by GSEM.

My understanding is that not using survey weights would bias my variance estimates but should not be that much of a problem for my point estimates.

Given what I'm trying to prove here, am I wrong in thinking that biased variance estimates should not be too much of an issue in this instance?
If I am wrong, and using GSEM would lead me to make erroneous conclusions, then is there any way at all to get around this?

Thanks in advance.
Re: Any way to use GSEM with survey data? [message #11805 is a reply to message #11798] Fri, 10 February 2017 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Specialist, Tom Pullum:

Unfortunately, this question goes beyond what we at DHS can respond to. Perhaps other users can advise you.
Re: Any way to use GSEM with survey data? [message #11808 is a reply to message #11805] Fri, 10 February 2017 16:54 Go to previous message
nwegbus is currently offline  nwegbus
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Thank you for your reply.

I had posed the question on Statalist.org as well, and someone there said that unlike version 13, Stata14.2 is able to do survey data using GSEM. So I just need to upgrade. I thought I'd share this bit of info here for the benefit of anyone else who might be struggling with a similar problem.
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