Methods for Estimating Incidence of Drug Use: A Review

Author(s): Albert Sanchez-Niubo, Alessia Mammone, Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba.

Journal Name: Current Drug Abuse Reviews

Volume 6 , Issue 2 , 2013


Several methods for estimating drug use incidence, that have been used in the literature or that could be used, having been used in a different framework, are described and commented. The applicability of the different methods depends on available data and knowledge about relevant parameters. The many similarities between drug use incidence estimation and estimation of disease incidence are highlighted, but also the distinguishing aspects that make drug use incidence estimation a challenge to standard statistical methods.

Keywords: Drug use, incidence, prevalence, problem drug use, statistical modelling.

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Year: 2013
Page: [130 - 143]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/187447370602140401221416
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