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Re: st: Missing Data
At 11:32 AM 12/8/2003 +0000, Shabbar Jaffry wrote:
Dear Stata users,
How you should handle missing data depends on the reason it is
missing. For example, it makes little sense to fill in # of pregnancies
for males. So, I'd be careful about using just any old command that
handles missing data.
Currently I am working on a data set where I have to fill the gaps in the
data and then
do analysis. An example of the data is as follows:
where for sex 1 is coded for males and 2 for females and for employment
(empstatus) 1 is employed and 2 for unemployed. Is there any fancy command
which can fill the gaps.
Within stata, giving the command "search missing data" yields a lot of
suggestions. The impute and ipolate commands may be
useful. http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/missing.html explains some
ways to replace MD. Lots of other stuff there too.
Richard Williams, Associate Professor
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