ESTIMATE Statement

This statement documentation applies to the following SAS/STAT procedures:LIFEREG, LOGISTIC, ORTHOREG, PHREG, PLM, PROBIT, QUANTREG, SURVEYLOGISTIC, SURVEYPHREG, and SURVEYREG. It also applies to the RELIABILITY procedure in SAS/QC software.
The ESTIMATE statement in the GENMOD, GLIMMIX, GLM, and MIXED procedures are documented in the respective procedure chapters.

The ESTIMATE statement provides a mechanism for obtaining custom hypothesis tests. Estimates are formed as linear estimable functions of the form $\bL \bbeta $. You can perform hypothesis tests for the estimable functions, construct confidence limits, and obtain specific nonlinear transformations.