Estimating heroin epidemics with data of patients in methadone maintenance treatment, collected during a single treatment day
Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2008
© 2008 The Authors
Volume 103, Issue 4, pages 591–597, April 2008
How to Cite
Nordt, C. and Stohler, R. (2008), Estimating heroin epidemics with data of patients in methadone maintenance treatment, collected during a single treatment day. Addiction, 103: 591–597. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.02055.x
- Issue online: 4 FEB 2008
- Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2008
- Submitted 11 April 2007; initial review completed 21 June 2007; final version accepted 28 September 2007
Table S1. Observed numbers of individuals (person-years) with onset of regular heroin use between 1970 and 2004 in the canton of Zurich, by treatment year. The estimated number of all problematic heroin users was taken from previous work , applying additionally a cessation rate of 4% per year between onset and first treatment.
Table S2. Observed numbers of individuals with onset of regular heroin use between 1970 and 2004 in the canton of Zurich, by 30 randomly selected treatment days between 1992 and 2004.
Appendix S1. To facilitate the application of the ‘inclusion function’ for other researchers, a supplementary EXCEL file including all formulas is available online (tabulating numbers and drawing graphs). This file needs, as an input, the date of the selected treatment day, the total number of individuals in substitution treatment and the observed number of individuals who started to use heroin regularly for each year. If the number of overdose deaths during the last decades in the respective region is also entered, the overdose rate is computed and displayed graphically.
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