Abstract: Latent class analysis (LCA) is a popular method for analyzing multiple categorical outcomes. Given the potential for LCA model assump tions to influence inference, model diagnostics are a particulary important part of LCA. We suggest using the rate of missing information as an addi tional diagnostic tool. The rate of missing information gives an indication of the amount of information missing as a result of observing multiple sur rogates in place of the underlying latent variable of interest and provides a measure of how confident one can be in the model results. Simulation studies and real data examples are presented to explore the usefulness of the proposed measure.