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Table 2 Estimates of the model parameters.

From: Outbreaks of Streptococcus pneumoniaecarriage in day care cohorts in Finland – implications for elimination of transmission

Model parameter Posterior mean 5% quantile 95% quantile
Community acquisition rate κ
(per month)
0.0059 0.0043 0.0077
Family transmission rate β fam
(per month)
0.36 0.23 0.52
DCC transmission rate β dcc
(per month)
0.53 0.38 0.71
Clearance rate μ
(per month)
0.69 0.64 0.75
Competition parameter θ 0.68 0.35 1.10
Relative susceptibility η
(adults vs. children)
0.41 0.28 0.58
Relative clearance rate δ
(adults vs. children)
1.23 1.06 1.41
  1. The table presents the mean as well as the 5 and 95 percent quantiles of the marginal posterior distributions of the 7 model parameters