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Application of Capture-Recapture Method to Estimate Traffic Accident Mortality Rate

Narges Entezami 1 , Seyed-Saeed Hashemi-Nazari 2 , * , Hamid Soori 2 , Ardeshir Khosravi 3 and Hamid Heidarian Miri 4
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1 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Research Center for Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Assistant Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: May 2018, 23 (3); e57926
  • Published Online: December 8, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 10, 2017
  • Revised: July 15, 2017
  • Accepted: September 6, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.57926

To Cite: Entezami N, Hashemi-Nazari S, Soori H, Khosravi A, Heidarian Miri H. Application of Capture-Recapture Method to Estimate Traffic Accident Mortality Rate, Trauma Mon. 2018 ; 23(3):e57926. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.57926.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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