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camfarrell25
Quartz | Level 8

Hello, 

 

I would like to be able to create a table either in proc tabulate or proc report that would essentially give me the % of a given value occurring in the case of categorical variable. 

For instance, if I have a categorical or dummy variable where an observation can either take value of 0 (false) or 1 (true) and I want to see the proportion of loans with dummy = 1 without knowing the proportion where dummy = 0 .

 

 

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Astounding
PROC Star

As long as the variable is numeric, just ask for the mean of the variable.  You might want to use a PERCENT8.1 format (for example) to print it.

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Astounding
PROC Star

As long as the variable is numeric, just ask for the mean of the variable.  You might want to use a PERCENT8.1 format (for example) to print it.

camfarrell25
Quartz | Level 8

Thank you! In the case of a variable with multiple categories (Cat 1 - 4) and I wish to only obtain the % of loans in Category 2 for example, what would you recommend? 

Thanks! 

CF 

Astounding
PROC Star

Create a new variable:

 

if category=2 then newvar=1;

else newvar=0;

 

Then take the mean of the new variable.

camfarrell25
Quartz | Level 8

yes... of course  - my apologies! 

Thank you! 

ballardw
Super User

Many users here don't want to download Excel files because of virus potential, others have such things blocked by security software. Also if you give us Excel we have to create a SAS data set and due to the non-existent constraints on Excel data cells the result we end up with may not have variables of the same type (numeric or character) and even values.

 

Instructions here: https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Communities-Library/How-to-create-a-data-step-version-of-your-dat... will show how to turn an existing SAS data set into data step code that can be pasted into a forum code box using the {i} icon or attached as text to show exactly what you have and that we can test code against.

camfarrell25
Quartz | Level 8
Thank you! I'll keep that in mind next time. Thank you for letting me know.

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