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Childhood diarrhea [message #12822] Tue, 18 July 2017 14:20 Go to next message
Shek is currently offline  Shek
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I am working on childhood diarrhea. Source of drinking water (v113) and types of toilet facility (v116) are part of my explanatory variables. For the variables v113 and v116 there are some responses from "not a dejure resident (97=not a dejure resident)". Would you recommend treating these responses as missing.

Thanks.
Re: Childhood diarrhea [message #12865 is a reply to message #12822] Tue, 25 July 2017 09:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
danielhombing is currently offline  danielhombing
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Hi,

In my research, I either delete these row or treat them as missing value. It depends on "your model".
But I prefer to delete it because the number of data is very low compare to all data sets that I have.
But if, let say, "your model" can also estimate these value by calibrating known data, may be you can treat them as missing value. hope this helps. :)

Re: Childhood diarrhea [message #12884 is a reply to message #12865] Fri, 28 July 2017 04:00 Go to previous message
Shek is currently offline  Shek
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Dear Daniel

Thank you very much.

Kind regards.
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