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

  title={Population size estimation for capture-recapture models with applications to epidemiological data},
  author={P. K. Tsay and Anne Chao},
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

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
6 Citations
30 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

A review of estimating animal abundance

  • C. J. Schwarz, G.A.F. Seber
  • III, Statistical Science,
  • 1999
1 Excerpt

A sample coverage approach to multiple-system estimation with application to census undercount

  • A. Chao, P. K. Tsay
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association,
  • 1998
10 Excerpts

Capture± recapture

  • A. Chao
  • In Encyclopedia of Biostatistics,
  • 1998
1 Excerpt

Comparison of log-linear models and sample coverage methods in capture± recapture experiments, Ph.D

  • P. K. Tsay
  • 1997
1 Excerpt

Population size estimation for capture± recapture models with applications to epidemiological data, Proceedings of Biometrics Section

  • A. Chao, P. K. Tsay, Shau, W.-Y, Chao, D.-Y
  • American Statistical Association,
  • 1996
1 Excerpt

Application of capture ± recapture to count diabetes

  • G. B. runo, A. B iggeri, R. E. L aporte, F. M erletti, G. P agono
  • Diabetes Care
  • 1994

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…