Estimates of people who injected drugs within the last 12 months in Belgium - presentation

Last updated on 23-1-2023 by Els Plettinckx

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Estimates of people who inject drugs (PWID) are crucial to ensure that dedicated services are adequately maintained and to monitor the harm reduction targets set by international organisations. We obtained pseudo-anonymized identifier information about PWID from two treatment and harm reduction services and a fieldwork study between February and April 2019. We estimated the number of PWID, defined as people who injected drugs in Brussels within the last 12 months, using capture-recapture methodology. We used log-linear modelling to analyse the overlap in the number of PWID in these three…

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