Table 3

Models used to quantify transmission of MRSA within pig herds
Model Transmission parameter estimation1) Used data
Basic TP1 = exp (log β0) Denmark / Netherlands
Bivariable TP2 = exp (log β0 + log β1(ab) + log β2(pIP)) Denmark / Netherlands
Multivariable TP3 = exp (log β0 + log β1(ab) + log β2(pIP) + log β3(age)) Netherlands

1) In all models log (IP·Δt) was used as offset variable.

ab: use of tetracyclins or β-lactams (yes/no); age: age of pigs (pre-weaning/post-weaning); pIP: infection pressure within the pen divided by total infection pressure (continuous variable).

Broens et al.

Broens et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:58   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-58

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