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Topic: How to generate continuous variable corresponding to Odds Ratio X
Replies: 2   Last Post: Nov 4, 2006 8:00 AM

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 Greg Heath Posts: 5,689 Registered: 12/7/04
Re: How to generate continuous variable corresponding to Odds Ratio X
Posted: Nov 4, 2006 8:00 AM

Haris wrote:
> I am looking to generate a continuous normally distributed random
> variable with a given MEAN and SD for two groups. Is there a
> systematic way to generate two such groups with N number of cases so
> that their odds ratio in a logistic regression would be predictable?
> In my case I am looking for OR=1.5 but any other number would do.
>
> Two normally distributed groups is the idealized case. If there are
> other distributions that I can use to solve this problem I would love
> to hear about them as well.

I'm probably missing something. Why won't two normal distributions
with the same standard deviation and priors P1 = 2/5, P2 = 3/5
do the trick?

Greg

Date Subject Author
11/3/06 Haris
11/3/06 Brendan Halpin
11/4/06 Greg Heath