Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:07:35 -0600
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
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From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Question about PROC SURVEYSELECT
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I have a large data set from which I would like to draw some samples.
The data set contains information about employees, with their age
group, gender, and region.
I would like the sample to contain a fixed number of observations, with
specified distributions of age, gender, and region. The desired
distributions are not the same as in the base data set (for example, I
might want an age distribution matching that of the population as a
whole, which I can get from census data, rather than the distribution
which occurs in the base data set).
I get the impression from the documentation that I can use PROC
SURVEYSELECT to do this, but I can't figure out exactly how.
Manager, Technical Development
Metrics Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA