Estimate Service Needs In Your Rural Community
There are two phases in the capture-recapture method. In the first phase, all members of the target population in a given area are counted. In the second phase, researchers return to areas frequented by members of the target population to count again. The population size can then be estimated by multiplying the number of individuals counted in the first phase by the number of individuals counted in the second phase. That number is then divided by the number of individuals who were counted in both phases to calculate a population estimate. *This tool is for demonstration purposes only. More details on this method can be found in the toolkit.
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Estimated Number of People Who Inject Drugs2,500
Estimated Number of People Who Inject Drugs Expected to be Served2,000
Estimated Annual Number of Syringes Needed to Serve This Proportion of The Population3,285,000
Estimated Annual Number of Naloxone Kits Needed to Serve This Proportion of The Population6,000
Estimated Number of People Interested in Starting Medications for Opioid Use Disorder1,250
Naloxone kit photo by Chilliwack Progress and Black Press Group Ltd.