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Measures of disassortativeness and their application to directly transmitted infections

Farrington, C. P.; Whitaker, H. J.; Wallinga, J. and Manfredi, P. (2009). Measures of disassortativeness and their application to directly transmitted infections. Biometrical Journal, 51(3) pp. 387–407.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bimj.200800160
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Abstract

We propose a measure of disassortativeness to summarize contact patterns relevant to the transmission of directly transmitted infections. We discuss the properties of this measure, describe standardization relative to homogeneous mixing, and generalize it to multivariate contact structures. We explore some of its properties and apply our methods to serological surveys of close contact infections and surveys of self-reported social contacts obtained in several European countries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Wiley
ISSN: 0323-3847
Keywords: assortativeness; contact rate; infectious disease; mixing pattern;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 18056
Depositing User: Paddy Farrington
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 08:15
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 12:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18056
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