Journal article

Multiple imputation methods for handling missing values in longitudinal studies with sampling weights: Comparison of methods implemented in Stata

Anurika P De Silva, Alysha M De Livera, Katherine J Lee, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Julie A Simpson

Biometrical Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Many analyses of longitudinal cohorts require incorporating sampling weights to account for unequal sampling probabilities of participants, as well as the use of multiple imputation (MI) for dealing with missing data. However, there is no guidance on how MI and sampling weights should be implemented together. We simulated a target population based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Resident Population and drew 1000 random samples dependent on three design variables to mimic the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. The target analysis was the weighted prevalence of overweight/obesity over childhood. We evaluated the performance of several MI approaches available in Stata, ..

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