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Methods in Epidemiology

Population Size Estimation

Editors: Rutherford, George W. (Ed.)

  • Presents an essential question that needs to be answered in order to estimate the burden of disease in any population: What is the size of a hard-to-reach / unobserved populations at risk for a disease?
  • Provides an overview of the different methods to estimate the size of hard-to-reach populations, with an extensive focus on the network scale-up method
  • Introduces a network scale-up method which is a promising method to estimate the size of hard-to-reach populations at both the local and national levels and does not require direct contact with members of hard-to-reach populations, and is much more feasible than many others
  • Features details on how to design, implement, analyze, triangulate results, and extrapolate findings to subnational and national levels using real-world examples of network scale-up projects
  • Is full of real-world examples with appendices that include analysis code in R, Stata, and Excel
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About this book

This book describes the variety of direct and indirect population size estimation (PSE) methods available along with their strengths and weaknesses. Direct estimation methods, such as enumeration and mapping, involve contact with members of hard-to-reach groups. Indirect methods have practical appeal because they require no contact with members of hard-to-reach groups. One indirect method in particular, network scale-up (NSU), has several strengths over other PSE methods: It can be applied at a province/country level, it can estimate size of several hard-to-reach population in a single study, and it is implemented with members of the general population rather than members of hard-to-reach groups.
The book discusses methods to collect, analyze, and adjust results and presents methods to triangulate and finalize PSEs.

About the authors

George W. Rutherford is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

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eBook 117,69 €
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  • Due: September 9, 2021
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • Due: September 9, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-75463-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods in Epidemiology
Book Subtitle
Population Size Estimation
Editors
  • George W. Rutherford
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1333
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75464-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75464-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75463-1
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 150
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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