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srbotto
Calcite | Level 5

Hello. Is there a way to test for equality of coefficients in multilevel models (using SAS 9.3 or 9.4)? I have some multilevel (random effects) models that I am estimating with PROC MIXED and I would like to know if two coefficients are statistically different from one another.

 

If this was not a multlevel I would have something like the equation below and use the test option,

 

y=X1B1+X2B2+X3B3+e

 

proc reg data=temp1;

model zwfl=x1 x2 controllist;

t1: test x1=x2;


Is there a way to do this in a multilevel context? So after the following code?

proc mixed data=temp1;

class nbhid;

model zwfl=x1 x2 controllist/solution;

  random intercept/sub=nbhid;

 

I would also like to do this after running a PROC GLIMMIX (similar situation with dichotomous outcome).

 

Thank you!

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PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

To matche the PROC REG example of testing x1=x2 

 

You would use a contrast statement that looks at x1-x2 to see if the result is not significantly different than zero.

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Paige Miller

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Daniel_Paul
Obsidian | Level 7

Hey,

 

are the statements CONTRAST and ESTIMATE what you are looking for?

 

Bye, 

Daniel 

srbotto
Calcite | Level 5

I thought that might be it, but aren't those more for predicted probabilities and not for testing the difference between estimated coefficients/effects?

PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

To matche the PROC REG example of testing x1=x2 

 

You would use a contrast statement that looks at x1-x2 to see if the result is not significantly different than zero.

--
Paige Miller
srbotto
Calcite | Level 5
Thank you! I guess I hadn't quite understood the contrast statement.

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