Can I use imputed variable “INCIMP5” as an income variable to give information about total family income? I like to use this variable because of its non-interval category of income. I categorized into five categories:

$24999 and less

$25000-$49999

$50000-$74999

$75000-$99999

$100000 and over

I am wondering whether there are other standard ways to use an imputed variable in the regression analysis. I went thoroughly to the variables description, universe, weights, and so forth. Still, I would like to be clear before starting my analysis. Thank you for your help.