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Table 1 Quantification of endemicity scenarios, based on the association between mean and aggregation of egg counts

From: Feasibility of controlling hookworm infection through preventive chemotherapy: a simulation study using the individual-based WORMSIM modelling framework

  Scenario quantification derived from statistical modela Pre-control prevalence of infection in school-age children (age 10–15)
Endemicity scenario Mean egg count (epg) Aggregation parameter (k) Light infection (%) Medium infection (%) Heavy infection (%) Any infection (%)
High 1000 0.264 73.2 8.8 6.7 88.6
Medium 300 0.104 52.1 2.8 1.4 56.3
Low 100 0.044 27.6 0.9 0.3 28.8
  1. aSee also Fig. 3 and Additional file 3