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Estimation of reporting delay and suicide incidence in Hong Kong.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14748039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper uses a semi-parametric method to examine the reporting delay distribution in suicides in Hong Kong reporting system. The data arise from a rightly truncated situation in which only suicide cases registered before a specific time are known to have occurred; otherwise they are not recorded in the known death files even if they have occurred. It is shown that the poisoning-related suicide deaths have a longer reporting delay than other suicide methods. By modelling the reporting delay function, a Horvitz-Thompson-type estimator is suggested to adjust for reporting delay and to provide a more timely estimate of the suicide incidences for monitoring the suicide problem in Hong Kong. Based on these analyses, we recommended a suitable cut-off date to collect suicide cases occurring in the previous year and reported before this date in Hong Kong.
Authors:
Jisheng S Cui; Paul S F Yip; P H Chau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Statistics in medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0277-6715     ISO Abbreviation:  Stat Med     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-28     Completed Date:  2004-05-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8215016     Medline TA:  Stat Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia. j.cui@unimelb.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Hong Kong / epidemiology
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Proportional Hazards Models
Suicide / statistics & numerical data*

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