To evaluate the effect of the assumption of no long reporting delays on estimates of AIDS incidence.
Reported AIDS cases must be adjusted for reporting delays to estimate AIDS incidence.
We compared the adjustments supplied with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDO AIDS Public Information Data Set with a set of adjustments that differ with respect to CDC assumption of no long delays.
Both methods assume that no changes in delay have occurred throughout the reporting period.
Probability distributions of reporting delays were calculated from the delay adjustment weights supplied by CDC, and from an alternative method that estimates the probability of long delays from the surveillance data.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Estimation, Epidémiologie, Effet retard, Méthode, Etude critique, Incidence, Prévention, Surveillance sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Estimation, Epidemiology, Delay effect, Method, Critical study, Incidence, Prevention, Sanitary surveillance, United States, North America, America, Hemopathy, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0039578
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.