Help using Base SAS procedures

A question about the PROC FREQ

Accepted Solution Solved
Reply
Contributor
Posts: 36
Accepted Solution

A question about the PROC FREQ


My data set look like this :
Birth    Death    InfantDeath     Country
24.7      5.7           30.8             Albania

I am using this code for analyse my data :

PROC FREQ DATA = MYDATA;
TABLE BIRTH*COUNTRY / CHISQ;
RUN;


Cramér's V is a measure of association between two nominal variables but I dont understnd why SAS compute Cramér's V for continuous variable and categorial variable ? In the output I got 0.2236 as V cramer for these variables : Birth and Country


Accepted Solutions
Solution
‎06-29-2017 10:14 AM
Trusted Advisor
Posts: 1,615

Re: A question about the PROC FREQ

[ Edited ]

PROC FREQ treats all variables as categorical. It doesn't know and doesn't care that you think a variable is continuous.

View solution in original post


All Replies
Solution
‎06-29-2017 10:14 AM
Trusted Advisor
Posts: 1,615

Re: A question about the PROC FREQ

[ Edited ]

PROC FREQ treats all variables as categorical. It doesn't know and doesn't care that you think a variable is continuous.

Contributor
Posts: 36

Re: A question about the PROC FREQ

So we have to interpret the result 0.2236 as usually ? (I mean : "weak effect", "small effect", etc...)

Or is there a method to deal with that ?

Trusted Advisor
Posts: 1,615

Re: A question about the PROC FREQ


John4 wrote:

So we have to interpret the result 0.2236 as usually ? (I mean : "weak effect", "small effect", etc...)

Or is there a method to deal with that ?


If I am understanding the question properly (and I may not be), you would not try to interpet a calculations of Cramer's V in this situation as it is meaningless.

Contributor
Posts: 36

Re: A question about the PROC FREQ

Yes I think It does not make sense

☑ This topic is SOLVED.

Need further help from the community? Please ask a new question.

Discussion stats
  • 4 replies
  • 341 views
  • 4 likes
  • 2 in conversation