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Estimating the size and dynamics of an injecting drug user population and implications for health service coverage: comparison of indirect prevalence estimation methods.

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AIMS: (i) To compare indirect estimation methods to obtain mean injecting drug use (IDU) prevalence for a confined geographic location; and (ii) to use these estimates to calculate IDU and injection coverage of a medically supervised injecting facility. DESIGN: Multiple indirect prevalence estimation methods. SETTING: Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: IDUs residing in Kings Cross area postcodes recorded in surveillance data of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSI...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
Volume:
103
Issue:
10
Pages:
1604-1613
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1360-0443
ISSN:
0965-2140
URN:
uuid:3bceed46-3f33-41fd-a967-8dd55a582927
Source identifiers:
376427
Local pid:
pubs:376427

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