TABLE 4.

Sensitivity analysis of the modela

ParametersVariablePRCC
(Duration of treatment)−1γ−0.891
Frequency of treatment in young children (≤2 yr)α10.746
Frequency of treatment in older children (2-15 yr)α20.916
Frequency of treatment in adultsα30.695
(Duration of pneumococcal carriage)−1λ0.504
Contact rate between adultsβ33−0.802
Contact rate between adults and children aged 0-2 yrβ130.498
Contact rate between adults and children aged 2-15 yrβ23−0.404
  • a Key factors that increase (partial rank correlation coefficient [PRCC] > 0) or decrease (PRCC < 0) the proportion of penicillin-resistant pneumococcal strains in a vaccinated population.