Survey data and STATA svy functions

ak216

New Member
#1
Hi! I'm working with a large dataset which is heavily weighted. I need to produce the distribution of weights by key variables in our dataset (region, race, etc). This may be an elementary question, but to produce the distributions do I use the "summarize" and "tab" functions, or do I need to use the specific svy functions in Stata (svy: tab, svy: prop), and what is the difference between these functions? I was still unsure after reading the UCLA stata website. Thanks!
 

bukharin

RoboStataRaptor
#2
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the distribution of weights". Do you mean, for example, what proportion of the (weighted) dataset comes from each region?