FREQ Statement

  • FREQ variable;

The FREQ statement names a numeric variable that provides a frequency for each observation in the input data set. PROC SURVEYPHREG treats each observation as if it appears n times, where n is the value of the FREQ variable for the observation. If not an integer, the frequency value is truncated to an integer. If the frequency value is missing, the observation is not used in the analysis. The FREQ statement allows one frequency variable.

If you use the FREQ statement and request the jackknife or BRR variance estimator by specifying the VARMETHOD=JACKKNIFE or VARMETHOD=BRR option in the PROC SURVEYPHREG statement, then you must identify the primary sampling units with a CLUSTER statement unless you also provide replicate weights with a REPWEIGHTS statement.