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TableĀ 2 Simulated scenarios of trial characteristics to evaluate the method

From: Can trials of spatial repellents be used to estimate mosquito movement?

Quantity Value Source
\( \beta , \) proportion diverted from houses using repellent 0.10, 0.30, 0.50, 0.80 To be estimated
\( \varphi , \) proportion of those diverted that go to another house 0.20, 0.50, 0.80 To be estimated
\( \lambda \), mean distance of movement for diverted mosquitoes (km) 0.05,0.20,0.30,0.50,0.80 To be estimated
\( N_{t} , \) number of mosquitoes on day \( t \) in the houses (Model A) 10,100, 1000 (mean of 0.3, 3, 30 mosquitoes per house) Given by dataset
\( N_{t}^{'} , \) number of mosquitoes on day \( t \) including those diverted elsewhere (Model B) 10,100, 1000 Estimated from additional data on seasonal pattern of mosquito densities
Number of experimental days 72 Trial characteristic input
Number of days with zero coverage 18 Trial characteristic input
Number of households with spatial repellent out of 30 per day 6, 15, 24, 28 Trial characteristic input
  1. Note: The reference scenario is indicated by bold font