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Comiskey, Catherine and Barry, Joseph (2001) A capture-recapture study of the prevalence and implications of opiate use in Dublin. European Journal of Public Health , 11 , (2) , pp. 198-200.

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To date there have been no studies estimating the hidden prevelance of opiate users in Dublin. In this study a multiscore enumeration followed by the application of the capture-recapture method with log-linear modelling including age and gender stratification to remove heterogeneity was implemented to provide an estimate of the unknown size of the opiate-using population. Two medical and one legal data sources were used. It was found that the ratio of known to unknown opiate users 1:1.15 with a total of 13,460 (95% Cl: 12,037-15,306) users estimated in Dublin in 1996. The authors conclude that the findings of this study have important ramifications for service delivery.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Opioid
Date
2001
Call No
BL, PD6.4, VH4.2
Page Range
pp. 198-200
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Volume
11
Number
2
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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