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riskplot: A graphical aid to investigate the effect of multiple categorical risk factors

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  • Milena Falcaro

    () (University of Manchester, UK)

  • Andrew Pickles

    () (University of Manchester, UK)

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In this article, we describe a command, riskplot, aiming to provide a visual aid to assess the strength, importance, and consistency of risk factor effects. The plotted form is a dendrogram that branches out as it moves from left to right. It displays the mean of some score or the absolute risk of some outcome for a sample that is progressively disaggregated by a sequence of categorical risk factors. Examples of the application of the new command are drawn from the analysis of depression and fluid intelligence in a sample of elderly men and women. Copyright 2010 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Milena Falcaro & Andrew Pickles, 2010. "riskplot: A graphical aid to investigate the effect of multiple categorical risk factors," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 10(1), pages 61-68, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:61-68 Note: to access software from within Stata, net describe http://www.stata-journal.com/software/sj10-1/gr0044/
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    1. Ben Jann, 2005. "Making regression tables from stored estimates," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, pages 288-308.
    2. J. Scott Long & Jeremy Freese, 2006. "Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables using Stata, 2nd Edition," Stata Press books, StataCorp LP, edition 2, number long2.
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    riskplot; pathways; risk factors; graphs;

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