|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