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Table 1 Comparison of estimates from the injecting curve with published data from a capture recapture study

From: Incidence of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in Ireland

Year Opiate users in capture recapturea 95% CI % opiate injectors in NDTRS Estimated opiate injectors in capture recapture Opiate injectors calculated from injecting curve % difference between capture recapture and injecting curve
1996 13461 12037–15306 65% 8750 8469 −3.2
2000 14158 12884-15883 83% 11751 11362 −3.3
2001 14452 13405–15819 78% 11273 11879 +5.4
2006 20790 18136–23576 65% 13513 14024 +3.8
  1. a[6, 7]