capture-recapture method

capture-recapture method

originally, a technique developed by biologists to track wild animal populations; now adapted for epidemiologic studies of elusive human populations (for example, prostitutes, teen runaways, injecting drug users).

capture-recapture method

a plan for epidemiological studies of health problems such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, substance abuse, or prostitution. The method provides for comparative analysis of data from various independent sources and adjusting for missing cases.

cap·ture-re·cap·ture meth·od

(kapchŭr-rēkap-chŭr methŏd)
At first, a technique developed by biologists to track wild animal populations; now adapted for epidemiologic studies of elusive human populations (e.g., prostitutes, teen runaways, injecting drug users).

capture-recapture method

a method of estimating the prevalence of a condition in a population. Initially used in populations of wild animals, which were captured, marked, released and recaptured, but the same statistical process is now used in other types of population.
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extrapolation via multivariate indicator methods the nacda is seeking to update estimates from previous studies that used the capture-recapture method (nacd 2003; 2009) for calculating prevalence estimates in ireland.
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Use and limitations of the capture-recapture method in disease monitoring with two dependent sources.
The Prevalence Survey, Incidence study through capture-recapture method and Drug Prevalence Survey results should be out soon to outline the exact proportions of the burden.
The minimum stopover duration and MDC capture-recapture methods produced similar results with the capture-recapture method estimating slightly longer stopovers in 2004 and shorter stopovers in 2005.
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For the Science article in 1997, they used a variation of the capture-recapture method for estimating populations.
The venerable, widely used statistical procedure that underlies this approach is known as the capture-recapture method.
Using a capture-recapture method, we estimate the annual incidence of imported dengue cases and the completeness of the existing surveillance systems in metropolitan France during 2007-2010.
The completeness of the passive surveillance of poultry cases at the district level during and after the mass vaccination campaign was estimated by using a 4-source capture-recapture method (5).