TABLE 3.

Sensitivity analysis of the modela

ParameterVariablePRCC
(Duration of pneumococcal carriage)−1λ−0.971
Contact rate between adultsβ330.885
Contact rate between adults and children aged 2-15 yrβ230.866
  • a Key factors that increase (partial rank correlation coefficient [PRCC] > 0) or decrease (PRCC < 0) the rate of pneumococcal colonization in a vaccinated population.