Capture--recapture and anchored prevalence estimation of injecting drug users in England: national and regional estimates.

@article{Hay2009CapturerecaptureAA,
  title={Capture--recapture and anchored prevalence estimation of injecting drug users in England: national and regional estimates.},
  author={Gordon Hay and Maria Gannon and Jane MacDougall and Catherine Eastwood and Kate E Williams and Tim M S Millar},
  journal={Statistical methods in medical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={323-39}
}
Capture-recapture (C-RC) using four data sources, one of which accounted for 81% of captured injectors, and multiple indicator methods (MIM) were used to obtain national, regional and local estimates of the prevalence of injecting drug use among opiate and/or crack cocaine users in England. Persons aged 15 to 64 years, in contact with health and/or criminal justice services during 2005/2006, and known to be using opiates and/or crack cocaine and injecting drugs were included in the C-RC… CONTINUE READING