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Re: st: Multiple imputation int() option in ICE

From   Alberto Osella <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Multiple imputation int() option in ICE
Date   Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:44:16 +0100

Il 18/11/2010 11.56, Maarten buis ha scritto:
--- On Thu, 18/11/10, Alberto Osella wrote:
I wish to impute a data set wit missing data in several
variables of diferente type; one of them (BMI) is a
continuos variables with a normal distribution. Obviuosly I
should to bound BMI because there are some impossible values
as 0 or 1000.
Strictly speaking, the presence of these bounds means that the
distribution is not normally distributed. An alternative way of
ensuring the bounds is to specify the -match- option. I think I
remembered that there was quite a discussion on it in the Stata
Journal articles that accompanied ice, see:

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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Thanks Maarten, it works.

Alberto R. Osella, MD, PhD
Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica
IRCCS Saverio de Bellis
Via Turi, 27
70013 Castellana Grotte (BA)
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Fax:    +39 0804994650
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