Hello,

I am running a mediation analysis with a binary predictor, a binary mediator and a binary outcome. I used paramed on stata to run this. I got the following output, but am confused as the confidence intervals suggest each of the effects should be significant, but the p values do not

I am unsure how to interpret the results in this case. I would be grateful if anyone has any insight into this. Could it be related to the fact that my variables are binary?

Thanks for your help

I am running a mediation analysis with a binary predictor, a binary mediator and a binary outcome. I used paramed on stata to run this. I got the following output, but am confused as the confidence intervals suggest each of the effects should be significant, but the p values do not

| Estimate Std Err P>|z| [95% Conf Interval]

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cde | .68979196 .11338915 (0.001) [.5523309, .86146358]

nde | .68979196 .2267783 (0.102) [.44226294, 1.0758599]

nie | 1.1819007 .05215623 (0.001) [1.0670499, 1.3091135]

mte | .81526564 .2319472 (0.379) [.51744202, 1.2845073]

cde: controlled direct effect, nde: natural direct effect, nie: natural indirect effect, mte: marginal total effect

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cde | .68979196 .11338915 (0.001) [.5523309, .86146358]

nde | .68979196 .2267783 (0.102) [.44226294, 1.0758599]

nie | 1.1819007 .05215623 (0.001) [1.0670499, 1.3091135]

mte | .81526564 .2319472 (0.379) [.51744202, 1.2845073]

cde: controlled direct effect, nde: natural direct effect, nie: natural indirect effect, mte: marginal total effect

Thanks for your help

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