The MODEL statement names a single dependent variable and the fixed effects, which determine the matrix of the mixed model. (For details, see the section Specification and Parameterization of Model Effects of Chapter 4: Shared Statistical Concepts.) The MODEL statement is required.
An intercept is included in the fixedeffects model by default. If no fixed effects are specified, only this intercept term is fit. The intercept can be removed by using the NOINT option.
Table 8.3 summarizes options in the MODEL statement. These are subsequently discussed in detail in alphabetical order.
Table 8.3: Summary of Important MODEL Statement Options
Option 
Description 

Model Building 

Excludes the fixedeffect intercept from model 

Statistical Computations 

Determines the confidence level () for fixed effects 

Specifies the method for computing denominator degrees of freedom 

Statistical Output 

Displays confidence limits for fixedeffects parameter estimates 

Displays fixedeffects parameter estimates 
You can specify the following options in the MODEL statement after a slash (/).