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# Hey guys! how do we conduct Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4?

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‎11-25-2015 10:26 AM
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## Re: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4

PROC LOGISTIC or SURVEYLOGISTIC are the procs you're interested in. I think you need to break down your problem and solve it step by step.
1. Get data (you mentioned procuring MEPS data)
2. Univariate analysis - use proc means/surveymeans and/or proc freq/surveyfreq. You can't really get more simple than those procs.
3. Graph your data where ever possible to visualize relationships
4. Modelling such as logistic regression

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## Re: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4

There isn't a standard proc, you need to determine what your question is and then what type of analysis you want to do. Then you can find a proc that will perform that analysis.
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## Re: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4

I am trying to ascertain the direct medical cost burden of diabetes in obese medicare beneficiaries in usa, are there any specific  sas  procs that can help me procure data from MEPS file, i tried using the proc surveyfreq and proc surveymeans but i'm not able to interpret the data that i get from results, are there any other procs which can help me get simpler data or simpler results which are easy to interpret?

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## Re: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4

the type of analysis being conducted here is logistic regression

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‎11-25-2015 10:26 AM
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Posts: 23,320

## Re: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4

PROC LOGISTIC or SURVEYLOGISTIC are the procs you're interested in. I think you need to break down your problem and solve it step by step.
1. Get data (you mentioned procuring MEPS data)
2. Univariate analysis - use proc means/surveymeans and/or proc freq/surveyfreq. You can't really get more simple than those procs.
3. Graph your data where ever possible to visualize relationships
4. Modelling such as logistic regression
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## Re: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data analysis using SAS 9.4

thanks a ton!

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