11-28-2016 04:32 PM - edited 11-30-2016 11:55 AM
How do I calculate the Index of disparity with SAS?
IDisp=∑(|yj – yref|/J - 1)/yref X 100
yj indicates the measure of health status in the jth
group, and yref is the health status indicator in the reference
population. J is the total number of groups.
11-28-2016 06:13 PM
First you may want to double check your spelling. You have a single | and I'm not sure if you intended to have | yj -yref | or | yj - yrefj | or something else. Also where you use E is that supposed to be the Expectation or something else.
11-30-2016 11:27 AM
And what is "yref"? Is it calcuated from the Yj sample?
If yref is mean of y, then you are simply asking for 100 times the mean absolute deviation, scaled by the mean.