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Table 5 Comparison of MI and single regression in the "capture" of the true values using 3 missing data scenarios

From: Dealing with missing data in a multi-question depression scale: a comparison of imputation methods

  MCAR – P = 0.10 N = 1379 MAR – Age and Sex N = 1429 MNAR N = 1406
Question # cases missing N MI coverage of true value by range N (%) Single regression agreement with true value N (%) # cases missing N MI coverage of true value by range N (%) Single regression agreement with true value N (%) # cases missing N MI coverage of true value by range N (%) Single regression agreement with true value N (%)
1 150 142 (95%) 88 (59%) 189 173 (92%) 115 (61%) 139 124 (89%) 76 (55%)
2 175 141 (81%) 48 (27%) 182 142 (78%) 46 (25%) 161 124 (77%) 46 (29%)
3 155 150 (97%) 111 (72%) 173 164 (95%) 114 (66%) 156 146 (94%) 94 (60%)
4 146 115 (79%) 47 (32%) 176 137 (78%) 47 (27%) 170 143 (84%) 40 (24%)
5 158 125 (79%) 47 (30%) 185 150 (81%) 45 (24%) 159 126 (79%) 49 (31%)
6 160 132 (83%) 43 (27%) 170 132 (78%) 44 (26%) 249 206 (83%) 75 (30%)
7 145 132 (91%) 64 (44%) 199 181 (91%) 110 (55%) 167 153 (92%) 85 (51%)
8 161 142 (88%) 58 (36%) 190 171 (90%) 82 (43%) 152 132 (87%) 70 (46%)
9 172 164 (95%) 94 (55%) 184 172 (93%) 107 (58%) 177 164 (93%) 93 (53%)
10 174 156 (90%) 69 (40%) 166 144 (87%) 65 (39%) 152 131 (86%) 64 (42%)
11 163 126 (77%) 63 (39%) 184 153 (83%) 50 (27%) 142 119 (84%) 49 (35%)
12 151 126 (83%) 66 (44%) 168 146 (87%) 60 (36%) 155 131 (85%) 52 (34%)
13 151 135 (89%) 55 (36%) 155 135 (87%) 71 (46%) 141 125 (89%) 53 (38%)
14 165 149 (90%) 74 (45%) 195 175 (90%) 84 (43%) 153 134 (88%) 68 (44%)
15 157 134 (85%) 53 (34%) 186 169 (91%) 63 (34%) 147 126 (86%) 60 (41%)
16 147 132 (90%) 59 (40%) 194 154 (79%) 72 (37%) 163 141 (87%) 59 (36%)
17 152 143 (94%) 87 (57%) 184 179 (97%) 105 (57%) 150 135 (90%) 81 (54%)
18 153 135 (88%) 68 (44%) 169 154 (91%) 93 (55%) 152 140 (92%) 84 (55%)
19 177 174 (98%) 142 (80%) 174 167 (96%) 135 (78%) 169 164 (97%) 147 (87%)
20 162 140 (86%) 73 (45%) 185 157 (85%) 75 (41%) 169 152 (90%) 72 (43%)