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The REPORT Procedure

WEIGHT Statement

Specifies weights for analysis variables in the statistical calculations.

See also: For information about calculating weighted statistics see Calculating Weighted Statistics . For an example that uses the WEIGHT statement, see Example .

WEIGHT variable;

Required Arguments

specifies a numeric variable whose values weight the values of the analysis variables. The value of the variable does not have to be an integer. If the value of variable is

Weight value... PROC REPORT...
0 counts the observation in the total number of observations
less than 0 converts the value to zero and counts the observation in the total number of observations
missing excludes the observation

To exclude observations that contain negative and zero weights from the analysis, use EXCLNPWGT. Note that most SAS/STAT procedures, such as PROC GLM, exclude negative and zero weights by default.
Tip: When you use the WEIGHT statement, consider which value of the VARDEF= option is appropriate. See VARDEF= and the calculation of weighted statistics in Keywords and Formulas for more information.

Note:   Prior to Version 7 of the SAS System, the procedure did not exclude the observations with missing weights from the count of observations.  [cautionend]

Weight Information Is Not Saved
When you store a report definition, PROC REPORT does not store the WEIGHT statement.

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