Imputation of missing values in the case of a multiple item instrument measuring alcohol consumption.

@article{Gmel2001ImputationOM,
  title={Imputation of missing values in the case of a multiple item instrument measuring alcohol consumption.},
  author={Gerhard Gmel},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 15},
  pages={2369-81}
}
Missing values in survey instruments are a common problem for survey researchers. It is aggravated in the case of instruments used to measure alcohol consumption: they usually consist of item batteries from which summary measures, such as grams of pure alcohol per day, are constructed, and a missing value (for example, quantity or frequency) in regard to a single item for only one of several beverages results in a missing summary measure across all of the beverages, though the values for the… CONTINUE READING

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