# What type of variable is this and what type of statistical test?

My dependent variable is a percent range (intervals of 4):

None 1-5% 6-10% 11-15% 16-20% 21-25% 26-30% 31-35%.....and so on until 100%

Is this an ordinal variable or an interval variable? What would be the best regression analysis to run for this type of variable?

Thank you

• Ordinal, I think.
– kms
Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 16:45
• can i ask why you think it's ordinal and not interval? Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 16:47
• I would call it interval. Regarding your second question, you can't pick a statistical test without defining what you want to infer about the data. Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 17:08
• Thank you for your response. I'd like to know the relationship between several categorical variables and the dependent variable. My apologies, I should have stated "what type of regression analysis" would be best for this type of variable. The previous poster thought ordinal. Can I ask why you think it is interval? Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 17:13
• @user3424836 Each interval is a level, thus ordered factors. You could look into something like ordered logit regression / ordinal regression.
– kms
Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 18:28