Estimating current injectors in Scotland and their drug-related death rate by sex, region and age-group via Bayesian capture-recapture methods

R. King, S.M. Bird, G. Hay, S.J. Hutchinson

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Abstract

Using Bayesian capture—recapture methods, we estimate current injectors in Scotland in 2003, and, thereby, injectors' drug-related death rates for the period 2003—2005. Four different data sources are considered [Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) database, hospital admissions, social enquiry reports, and drug misuse database reports by General Practices or Drug Treatment Agencies] which provide covariate information on sex, region (Greater Glasgow versus elsewhere in Scotland) and age group (15—34 years and 35+ years).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-359
Number of pages19
JournalStatistical Methods in Medical Research
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • injecting drug users
  • Scotland

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