The SURVEYREG Procedure |

Simple Random Sampling |

Suppose that, in a junior high school, there are a total of 4,000 students in grades 7, 8, and 9. You want to know how household income and the number of children in a household affect students’ average weekly spending for ice cream.

In order to answer this question, you draw a sample by using simple random sampling from the student population in the junior high school. You randomly select 40 students and ask them their average weekly expenditure for ice cream, their household income, and the number of children in their household. The answers from the 40 students are saved as the following SAS data set IceCream:

data IceCream; input Grade Spending Income Kids @@; datalines; 7 7 39 2 7 7 38 1 8 12 47 1 9 10 47 4 7 1 34 4 7 10 43 2 7 3 44 4 8 20 60 3 8 19 57 4 7 2 35 2 7 2 36 1 9 15 51 1 8 16 53 1 7 6 37 4 7 6 41 2 7 6 39 2 9 15 50 4 8 17 57 3 8 14 46 2 9 8 41 2 9 8 41 1 9 7 47 3 7 3 39 3 7 12 50 2 7 4 43 4 9 14 46 3 8 18 58 4 9 9 44 3 7 2 37 1 7 1 37 2 7 4 44 2 7 11 42 2 9 8 41 2 8 10 42 2 8 13 46 1 7 2 40 3 9 6 45 1 9 11 45 4 7 2 36 1 7 9 46 1 ;

In the data set IceCream, the variable Grade indicates a student’s grade. The variable Spending contains the dollar amount of each student’s average weekly spending for ice cream. The variable Income specifies the household income, in thousands of dollars. The variable Kids indicates how many children are in a student’s family.

The following PROC SURVEYREG statements request a regression analysis:

title1 'Ice Cream Spending Analysis'; title2 'Simple Random Sample Design'; proc surveyreg data=IceCream total=4000; class Kids; model Spending = Income Kids / solution; run;

The PROC SURVEYREG statement invokes the procedure. The TOTAL=4000 option specifies the total in the population from which the sample is drawn. The CLASS statement requests that the procedure use the variable Kids as a classification variable in the analysis. The MODEL statement describes the linear model that you want to fit, with Spending as the dependent variable and Income and Kids as the independent variables. The SOLUTION option in the MODEL statement requests that the procedure output the regression coefficient estimates.

Figure 88.1 displays the summary of the data, the summary of the fit, and the levels of the classification variable Kids. The "Fit Statistics" table displays the denominator degrees of freedom, which are used in *F* tests and *t* tests in the regression analysis.

Figure 88.2 displays the tests for model effects. The effect Income is significant in the linear regression model, while the effect Kids is not significant at the 5% level.

The regression coefficient estimates and their standard errors and associated *t* tests are displayed in Figure 88.3.

Estimated Regression Coefficients | ||||
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Parameter | Estimate | Standard Error | t Value | Pr > |t| |

Intercept | -26.084677 | 2.46720403 | -10.57 | <.0001 |

Income | 0.775330 | 0.04304415 | 18.01 | <.0001 |

Kids 1 | 0.897655 | 1.12352876 | 0.80 | 0.4292 |

Kids 2 | 1.494032 | 1.24705263 | 1.20 | 0.2381 |

Kids 3 | -0.513181 | 1.33454891 | -0.38 | 0.7027 |

Kids 4 | 0.000000 | 0.00000000 | . | . |

Note: | The denominator degrees of freedom for the t tests is 39. Matrix X'X is singular and a generalized inverse was used to solve the normal equations. Estimates are not unique. |

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