Multiple imputation of missing dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry data in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

  title={Multiple imputation of missing dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry data in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.},
  author={Nathaniel Schenker and Lori G Borrud and Vicki L. Burt and Lester R. Curtin and Katherine M Flegal and Jeffery David Hughes and Clifford L. Johnson and A C Looker and Lisa B. Mirel},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={30 3},
In 1999, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans were added to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to provide information on soft tissue composition and bone mineral content. However, in 1999-2004, DXA data were missing in whole or in part for about 21 per cent of the NHANES participants eligible for the DXA examination; and the missingness is associated with important characteristics such as body mass index and age. To handle this missing-data problem, multiple… CONTINUE READING
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