Estimating the Size of Hidden Populations Using Respondent-driven Sampling Data: Case Examples from Morocco.

@article{Johnston2015EstimatingTS,
  title={Estimating the Size of Hidden Populations Using Respondent-driven Sampling Data: Case Examples from Morocco.},
  author={Lisa Grazina Johnston and Katherine R. McLaughlin and Houssine El Rhilani and Amina Latifi and Abdalla Toufik and Aziza Bennani and Kamal Alami and Boutaina Elomari and Mark S. Handcock},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={846-52}
}
BACKGROUND Respondent-driven sampling is used worldwide to estimate the population prevalence of characteristics, such as HIV/AIDS and associated risk factors in hard-to-reach populations. Estimating the total size of these populations is of great interest to national and international organizations; however, reliable measures of population size often do not exist. METHODS Successive sampling-population size estimation (SS-PSE) along with network size imputation allows population size… CONTINUE READING
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