Farrington, C. P.; Whitaker, H. J.; Wallinga, J. and Manfredi, P.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1002/bimj.200800160|
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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|
|Keywords:||assortativeness; contact rate; infectious disease; mixing pattern;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Depositing User:||Paddy Farrington|
|Date Deposited:||01 Sep 2009 08:15|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2016 09:50|
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