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McElrath, Karen (2002) Prevalence of problem heroin use in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Drug & Alcohol Information & Research Unit, Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety.

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The purpose of this study was to provide estimates of the number of 'problem heroin users' in Northern Ireland during a 12-month period, 1 November 2000 to 31 October 2001. The study used three methodological techniques to generate estimates of the number of problem heroin users in Northern Ireland. Each technique utilised the number of known users to estimate the hidden population of problem heroin users. These techniques included capture recapture methodology, a mortality multiplier and an Addicts Index multiplier.


Date:2002
Call No:BL2, PD6.4, VH4.2 NI
Pages:ii, 52
Publisher:Drug & Alcohol Information & Research Unit, Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety
Place of Publication:Belfast
Keywords:capture recapture technique, Drugs Policy, heroin, Northern Ireland, prevalence, quantitative data analysis, route of administration
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Accession Number:HRB 1404 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence

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