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Child Birth Weight - Not Recorded Data [message #24195] Fri, 11 March 2022 16:42 Go to previous message
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I need help in understanding how to handle a large percentage of data missing for the birth weight of children (m19). I am trying to find if access to private or public facilities impacts children's birth weight. I am looking at the children's data file. The Pakistan data shows that around 63% were not weighed at the time of birth. I have three queries with regards to it.

1) Do I consider these observations as missing?
2) If I consider them missing, do I drop the missing (not recorded birth weight) observations to do my regression analysis?
3) If I do not drop these observations, is it feasible to create a binary coded new variable with birth data as 1 and no birth data as 0 and then run my regression analysis? Or should I do something else in which I need your guidance on it?

I appreciate your input on my queries. I need help to understand the whole situation. Thank you!


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