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Re: st: RE: Missing values
Nick and Nick
Thanks for the suggestions. Still working on data and will report back on
the success of your suggestions
--- Nick Cox <email@example.com> wrote:
> Babigumira Ronnie
> > I have data on household expenditure. Households bought "x" kgs (quan)
> > food crops (exp) worth a certain amount of money (unitvalu). However,
> > have cases where the quantity bought is missing (either because the
> > household couldn't recall or an error in data collection) however the
> > amount spent by these households is known. The variables are
> > lc1code housecode exp quan unitvalu
> > 11233 112331 566 1 500
> > I would like to replace the missing quantities purchased with
> > (lc1code) averages. If the lc1code, food item (exp), unitvalu are the
> > then we can deduce the quantity (quan) that can be purchased by that
> > amount of money. What I now want to do is to replace all missing
> > quantities with a value imputed from community averages. To make it
> > clear
> > If we know that 500/= buys 1kg of cassava in a given community, then a
> > respondent in the community who spends 500/= on cassava should
> > automatically be purchasing 1kg.
> > I want to write a code that would automatically execute this for all
> > missing cases however, I can't figure out where to start. I would
> > appreciate any help.
> Nick Winter has made suggestions using -collapse-.
> An alternative would be to use -egen-.
> Form groups based on your three variables:
> egen mean = mean(quan), by(lc1code exp unitvalu)
> replace quan = mean if missing(quan)
> However, if this still leaves missing values,
> you might want to go on to a more general regression
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