Skip to main content

Table 1 Model parameter values used in base case and sensitivity analyses

From: Quantifying the impact of social groups and vaccination on inequalities in infectious diseases using a mathematical model

  Symbol Primary analysis Sobol
rangeb
Population parameters
 Difference in transmission (either):a
  Within-group mixing (’contact’) χ 0.65–0.95 0.65–1.54
  Relative susceptibility of group L to group H (’susceptibility’) η 0.65–0.95 0.65–1.54
 Quantity of out-group mixing relative to within-group mixing of group H (’integration’) ξ 0.05–0.25 0.05–0.25
 Relative vaccine uptake in group H to group L VH/VL 1.0 0.70–1.43
Epidemiological parameters
 Basic reproduction number [48, 49] R 0   
  Influenza   1.8 1.5–4.0
  Rubella   6.5 5.0–8.0
 Pre-infectious period (days) [50] σ   
  Influenza   2.6 2.6
  Rubella   14.0 14.0
 Infectious period (days) [50] γ   
  Influenza   4.0 4.0
  Rubella   11.0 11.0
  1. aOne parameter value set to 1.0 whilst the other adjusted over the ‘primary analysis range’
  2. bRanges were set so the mid value is the ‘base case’, which was 1.0 (no difference) for factors which vary for group L relative to group H