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RE: st: Obtaining Descriptive Statistics with Multiply Imputed Data


From   "Engstrom, Malitta" <mve@uchicago.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Obtaining Descriptive Statistics with Multiply Imputed Data
Date   Wed, 1 Jul 2009 14:09:04 -0500

I really appreciate the responses I've received.  I used the mim command with mean, proportion and reg as suggested below and it worked.

Thank you so very much for taking time to share this suggestion with me.  It was a huge help.
Malitta

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Williams
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 2:45 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu; 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
Subject: Re: st: Obtaining Descriptive Statistics with Multiply Imputed Data

At 01:18 PM 7/1/2009, Engstrom, Malitta wrote:
>Dear all,
>
>I'm new to Stata and hoping you can offer some assistance.  I'm 
>having a tough time finding syntax that will allow me to obtain 
>descriptive statistics (including frequencies, means and standard 
>deviations) from my multiply imputed data.  Any assistance you can 
>offer would be appreciated.
>
>Thank you,
>Malitta

First off, since you are using multiple imputation you may want to 
upgrade to Stata 11.  See http://www.stata.com/stata11/mi.html.

2nd, if no one else has any easier ideas, you can often get 
descriptive stats using estimation commands, e.g.

mean x
proportion x
reg x

-mean- and -proportion- and -reg- all work with the -mim- command.


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