Sorry if this is an old question but I cannot find a answer in the forum / support materials.
I'm new to SAS and am trying to create a table to compare baseline characteristics between two groups (intervention / no intervention).
Some of the baseline data is binary (eg diabetes / not) and some is numerical (eg age).
Using either proc report / tabulate I can show that between group 1 and 2 the average age / percent of diabetics looks roughly the same, but I am at a loss to show that they are 'statistically comparable' by incorporating p-values for each characteristic between groups.
Is it possible to incorporate this calculation or do I need to independently perform the calculation and subsequently incorporate this data to my table?
Yes.You need to independently perform the calculation and subsequently incorporate this data to your table.
If they were matched obs then firstly calculate their difference x=a-b ,secondly to test whether x equal zero.
If they were independently then use proc ttest or proc nparm1way to calculate the p-value.