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help for {hi:graphbinary}
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{title:An exploratory graphic investigating a binary endpoint}
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{cmdab:graphbinary}
{it:varlist}
,
[
{cmdab:s:ort}{cmd:(}{it:graph_options}{cmd:)}
{cmdab:l:egend}{cmd:(}{it:string}{cmd:)}
{cmdab:or}
{cmdab:rr}
{cmdab:size}{cmd:(}{it:{help relativesize}}{cmd:)}
{cmdab:l:evel}{cmd:(}{it:#}{cmd:)}
{it:graph_combine_options}
]
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{title:Description}
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This command creates an exploratory graphic looking at relationships between a binary dependent variable against several explanatory variables.
Explanatory variables that have more than 2 values will be dichotomised by its median. When the median is equal to the minimum value this variable will be excluded from the graphic.
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The graphic consists of two panels, the percentage of people that are coded 1 for the dependent variable for each level of the explanatory variable.
The second panel plots the relative risk and confidence intervals against the variable name.
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There are very few built-in options for this graphic and relies on the use of graph_combine options.
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Make sure you have the latest version of this command {stata ssc install graphbinary, replace}
{title:Options}
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{cmdab:s:ort}{cmd:(}{it:graph_options}{cmd:)} specifies the order in which the explanatory variables are specified on the y-axis. There are only a handful of choices sorting by variable name {hi:name}, by relative risk magnitude {hi:effect}, by the relative risk's upper/lower confidence limit {hi: upper / lower} or by the percentage of people with outcome 1 and high/yes or low/no for the explanatory variable {hi: yes} or {hi: low}.
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{cmdab:l:egend}{cmd:(}{it:string}{cmd:)} specifies the legend for the graphic in panel 1.
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{cmdab:or} specify that the odds ratio rather than risk ratio be plotted in panel 2.
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{cmdab:rr} specifies that the risk ratio be plotted in panel 2.
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{cmdab:size}{cmd:(}{it:relative size percentage}{cmd:)} specifies the percent of width available for panel 2. 50% means that panel 2 covers half the space in the final graphic, the default is 40%.
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{cmdab:l:evel}{cmd:(}{it:#}{cmd:)} specifies the confidence level, in percent, for confidence intervals; see help {help level}.
{title:Examples}
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The examples are all the analysis of the low birth weight data that can be obtained by the {hi:webuse} command.
** {stata webuse lbw} (MUST load data first) **
{stata graphbinary low age lwt race smoke ht ui }
{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, or }
{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, sort(effect)}
{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, sort(lower) title(Risk Factors)}
{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, sort(upper) legend(lab(1 "Unexposed") lab(2 "Exposed"))}
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{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, sort(name) title(Risk Factors) subtitle(sorted by variable name)}
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{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, sort(yes)}
The last graph is a little more complicated by changing the size of panel 2.
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{stata graphbinary low age lwt smoke ht ui, sort(no) size(16) subtitle(sorted by unexposed risk) legend(lab(1 "Unexposed") lab(2 "Exposed")) l(99)}
{title:Author}
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Adrian Mander, MRC HNR Unit, Cambridge, UK.
Email {browse "mailto:adrian.mander@mrc-hnr.cam.ac.uk":adrian.mander@mrc-hnr.cam.ac.uk}
{title:Also see}
Related commands
{help graph_combine}.