Population size estimation for capture-recapture models with applications to epidemiological data

@inproceedings{Tsay2001PopulationSE,
  title={Population size estimation for capture-recapture models with applications to epidemiological data},
  author={P. K. Tsay and Anne Chao},
  year={2001}
}
The capture± recapture method is applied to estimate the population size of a target population based on ascertainment data in epidemiological applications. We generalize the three-list case of Chao & Tsay (1998) to situations where more than three lists are available. An estimation procedure is presented using the concept of sample coverage, which can be interpreted as a measure of overlap information among multiple list records. When there is enough overlap, an estimator of the total… CONTINUE READING

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