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Missing data for mm8 Date of sibling death [message #15967] Thu, 11 October 2018 18:57
rkbroussard@prc.utexas.ed is currently offline  rkbroussard@prc.utexas.ed
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Hello,

I recently discovered that I have missing data for variable mm8, which provides the CMC date of a sibling's death. I used the following code in Stata, which asks Stata to tell me the number of cases I have in which a woman says a sibling died, but then no date of death is provided for this sibling, and came up with 21% missing data.
*missing= 11750 (21 percent)
forvalues i = 1/20 {
count if mm2_`i'== 0 & mm8_`i' ==.
}

I read online in the 2014 Assessment of Maternal mortality Data (https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/MR13/MR13.pdf) that the variable mm8, which provides the CMC date of death of the sibling, is calculated and imputed by DHS analysts using mm6 (years ago that sibling died) and the interview date.

So if these values are imputed, why am I still finding missing data? Do I need to impute them myself?

Thank you for any assistance you can offer!
Kathleen


Kathleen Broussard
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