|Titre :||Prevalence of opiate use in Ireland 2006: a 3-source capture recapture study. A report to the National Advisory Committee on Drugs|
|Auteurs :||A. KELLY ; C. TELJEUR ; M. CARVALHO|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Dublin : Stationery Office, 2009|
|Format :||28 p.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEOPIACES ; CAPTURE-RECAPTURE ; PREVALENCE ; METHODE ; USAGER ; AGE ; SEXE ; EPIDEMIOLOGIE
This is a report of the findings of a national 3-source capture-recapture study to estimate the number of problem opiate users in the Irish population for the year 2006. The capture-recapture methodology is the principal indirect method for estimating the prevalence of a partially hidden population such as opiate users. Given the nature of this population, a simple head-count is not feasible, as some opiate users have no contact with any service provider hence the need to rely on a statistical model based on what we do know about this population.
While originally developed to determine the numbers in various wildlife populations, for example, a given bird species, this method has gained in popularity as a useful tool to provide statistical estimates in epidemiological studies. It has been extensively used in population-based opiate prevalence studies, both abroad and in Ireland, and is a recommended method of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in Lisbon. The study was commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) following an open tendering process.
The study updates a similar national study for the years 2000 and 2001.2
In order to calculate prevalence, the numbers are expressed as a rate per 1,000 of the 15-64 year population. This report details the results of the 3-source capture-recapture study for 2006 and provides a detailed comparison between the prevalence of problem opiate users in 2001 and in 2006.
It is anticipated that the results will inform national and regional planning for service provision. (Extract of the publication)
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Irlande. Ireland.|
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|