The SAS %LCA_Distal macro estimates the association between a latent class variable and a distal outcome using a model-based approach. The %LCA_Distal macro works with PROC LCA and SAS, version 9.1 or higher.
NOTE: %LCA_Distal version 3.0 and higher are compatible with PROC LCA v. 1.3.2 and higher. Standard errors will not be generated with older versions of PROC LCA.
estimates class-specific probabilities for binary and categorical distal outcomes
estimates means and modes for count and continuous distal outcomes
output includes class-specific conditional densities for continuous distal outcomes
accommodates distal outcomes for multiple groups
provides standard errors for the binary case (must use PROC LCA v. 1.3.2 or higher)
LCA Distal SAS Macro (Version 3.0) [Software]. (2015). University Park: The Methodology Center, Penn State. Retrieved from http://methodology.psu.edu
Dziak, J. D., Yang, J., Tan, X., Bray, B. C., & Wagner, A. T., & Lanza, S. T. (2015). Lca distal SAS macro users' guide (Version 3.0). University Park: The Methodology Center, Penn State. Retrieved from http://methodology.psu.edu
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