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Table 2 Reporting of missing data in articles using multiple imputation

From: The rise of multiple imputation: a review of the reporting and implementation of the method in medical research

  Type of studies  
Characteristics reported Trials Observational studies All studies
  N (%)* N (%)* N (%)*
  (n = 73) (n = 30) (n = 103)
Missingness    
Availability of any information about the amount of missing data/complete cases 46 (63) 23 (77) 69 (67)
Proportion of complete cases was stated/available 31 (42) 10 (33) 41 (40)
    Median [Range] % complete cases 88 [47-99] 41 [28-74] 84 [28-99]
Proportion of missing by each variable was stated/available 36 (49) 19 (63) 55 (53)
Assessed differences between individuals with complete and incomplete data in text? 8 (11) 5 (17) 13 (13)
    Provided a table 3 4 7
Statement regarding missing data mechanism assumed in the analysis 13 (18) 7 (23) 20 (19)
  1. *Unless otherwise stated.