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07-25-2013 10:29 AM

Is the SAS SurveyMeans procedure the best procedure to use to compare a set of sample data to the population to show whether the sample is a true representation of the population?

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07-25-2013 11:48 AM

It depends... What do you know about your population (e.g. census data) that might be compared to your sample?

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07-25-2013 02:08 PM

Yes. I collected demographic information for my samples that matches demographic categories collected by the U.S. Census Bureau (USCB). I want to know if the people that attended my data collection meetings demographically represent the population of the state. The state demographics are collected by USCB.

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07-25-2013 10:53 PM

You could use **proc univariate** with option** LOCATION=** to test the mean or median of each continuous variable (age, for example) against the population mean or median. For categorical proportions (sex, for example) you could use **proc freq** with option **TESTP=** to compare the proportions in your sample to the population proportions.

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07-26-2013 09:11 AM

thanks. Since all of the data I'm using from USCB is categorical, I'll try using **proc freq** with option **TESTP=**