Print Email Facebook Twitter The multiple-record systems estimator when registrations refer to different but overlapping populations Title The multiple-record systems estimator when registrations refer to different but overlapping populations Author Zwane, E.N. van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. van der Heijden, P.G.M. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 2004 Abstract In multiple-record systems estimation it is usually assumed that all registration relate to the same population. In this paper, we develop a method which can be used when the registrations relate to different populations, in the sense that they cover, for example, different time periods or regions. We show that under certain conditions ignoring that the registrations relate to different populations results in correct estimates of population size. The EM algorithm is presented as a method that can be used for more general problems. The parametric bootstrap is used to construct a confidence interval. The proposed method is then applied to a data set with five registrations of neural tube defects, that cover different time periods. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Subject HealthCapture-recaptureMutiple-records systemsNeural tube defectsPopulation size estimationAlgorithmsData Interpretation, StatisticalEpidemiologic MethodsFemaleHumansInfant, NewbornMaleNetherlandsNeural Tube DefectsPopulation DynamicsPopulation SurveillanceRegistries To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:91a8a52a-c40b-4c41-97b4-179599bb1824 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/sim.1818 TNO identifier 237908 ISSN 0277-6715 Source Statistics in Medicine, 23 (14), 2267-2281 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.