This example is taken from Levy and Lemeshow’s Sampling of Populations.

page 350 probability proportional to size sampling

A short "movie" of how to convert the SAS data set wvhspslct into a WesVar data set can be viewed by clicking here. A new variable called

conswas added to the hspslct data set. This variable is a constant that is equal to one (but it could have been set equal to any number). We have done this so that we could make the table as simple as possible.

A second "movie" shows how to analyze the data once it is in WesVar format. You can view that movie by clicking here.

In this example, the variable

wstaris used as the weight variable, the variabledrawingis used as the VarUnit and the variableslifethrtanddxdeadare used as the analysis variables. The variableconsis used to make the table. The jackknife-1 (jk1) method of creating the replicate weight is used because we do not have stratification in this sampling design.

The output (shown at the end of the analysis "movie") is given below.

The marginal sum_wts value of 50056 is the estimated population total. The marginal lifethrt value of 6006.72 is the estimated total of the variable

lifethrt, and its standard error is 1001.1200. The marginal dxdead value of 2002.2400 is the estimated total of the variabledxdead, and its standard error is 1226.1166. The marginal m_lifethrt value of 0.1200 is the estimated mean of the variablelifethrt, and its standard error is 0.0200. The marginal m_dxdead value of 0.0400 is the estimated mean of the variabledxdead, and its standard error is 0.0245. The marginal ratio value of 0.3333 is the estimated ratio of dxdead/lifethrt, and its standard error is 0.2404.

To get the second example, you need to calculate the weight variable

w2starusing the formula in the text. We used the following SAS code to create this variable in a data step, and then followed the exact same procedure shown above to reproduce the output (usingw2starinstead ofwstaras the full sample weight variable, of course!).

data hspslct2; set hospslct; /*n is 50*/ /*N_i is admiss*/ /* X is 7087, the total number of lifethreating conditions across all the hospitals*/ /*X_i is tl, the total number of lifethreating conditions for each hospital*/ if hospno = 2 then tl = 785; if hospno = 5 then tl = 3404; if hospno = 9 then tl = 778; w2star = (admiss/50)*(7087/tl); run;