07-05-2013 03:38 PM
I grew to like using proc tabulate for output tables, but sometimes it's hard to follow the logic.
Say if I want to run a crosstab of health condition by sex (so column %) for each year and each country. I tried the following but it's giving me the column percent across all cases, not within a country and for each year. How do I change the? I didn't make a sample data but if needed, I could do it.
proc tabulate data=have;
class country year heath_status sex;
table (country year _status), sex* COLPCTN;
07-06-2013 03:40 PM
I see that your TABLE statement doesn't have any * (asterisk) operators. Also, you show health_status in the CLASS statement, but then use _status in the TABLE statement. Does your code even produce output? Do you have error messages in the LOG that _status is not defined?
You can define special denominators for percents using the < and > operators. Generally, you use them in conjunction with nesting using the * operator. The TABULATE documentation has some examples of using a special denominator definition.