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Table 1 Model parameters

From: Simulating school closure policies for cost effective pandemic decision making

Sociological Parameters         Reference(s)
Age Groups     Population     
<= 5     2,019,138     FedStat [29]
>5 < =18     4,655,105     
> = 19     17,612,731     
Total     24,326,974     
% With Children <16     53.58     FedStat [29]
Average Daily Salary ($/day)     135.25     
Employment Rate (%)     93     
Single Parents (%)     20     Lempel et al. [3]
Working parents missing work (%)     14     
Days Work Missed     2.5 (Couples), 5 (Single Parents)     
Discount Rate (%)     3     [4,26]
Cost of Monitoring Infections ($)     100     Assumed
Contact Rates (people/day)         Mossong et al. [30]
Schools open   Adults    Children    
Adults   7    1    
Children   6    10    
Schools closed   Adults    Children    
Adults   7    1    
Children   4    2    
Transmission Rates (β)   Adults    Children    Cauchemez et al. [8]
   Min Most Likely Max Min Most Likely Max  
R 0 ~ [1.1-1.5] Adults 0.123 0.145 0.168 0.141 0.167 0.193  
  Children 0.227 0.269 0.31 0.262 0.309 0.257  
R 0 ~ [1.5-2.1] Adults 0.178 0.201 0.234 0.205 0.231 0.269  
  Children 0.33 0.372 0.434 0.38 0.427 0.499  
Other Influenza Parameters         
Latent period (1/μ)   3 days       Gojovic et al. [12]
Infectious period (1/γ)   6 days       
Case Fatality Rates (CFR)   Adults    Children    
Low Severity Scenario   0.159%    0.01%    Presanis et al. [31]
High Severity Scenario   2%    2%    Chowell et al. [32]