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Figure PDU-1. Estimates of the prevalence of problem drug use (rate per 1000 population aged 15 to 64), studies from 2001 to 2005 [see all figures in this series...]

Part (i) Estimates of overall PDU


Methods of estimation are abbreviated: CR=Capture-recapture; TM =Treatment multiplier; PM = Police multiplier; MI = Multivariate indicator; TP= Truncated Poisson; CM = Combined methods; MM= Mortality multiplier; MME = Multiplier Method.

In case of Germany, Netherlands and Italy, the line given represents an interval between the lowest lower bound of all existing estimates and the highest upper bound of them.

Target groups may vary slightly between countries owing to different methods and data sources; therefore comparisons should be made with caution.

The symbol indicates a point estimate, a bar indicates an uncertainty interval, which can be either a 95% confidence interval or an interval based on sensitivity analysis.


SB2006: Figure PDU-1 part (i).

For more details see Tables PDU-1 to PDU-3 in the 2007 Statistical Bulletin.

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.

See also EMCDDA project (2003): National prevalence estimates of problem drug use in the European Union, 1995–2000, CT.00.RTX.23, EMCDDA, Lisbon, coordinated by the Institut für Therapieforschung, Munich (http://www.emcdda.eu.int/?nnodeid=1372).


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