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Table 1 Sensitivity analyses of number of suicides respective to the parameters of p 41 and p 42

From: A Markov chain model for studying suicide dynamics: an illustration of the Rose theorem

p 41 p 42 p 42 /p 41 z Δz a Δz/z a Δp 42 b
       (×10-5)
Reference conditions      
0.0000834 0.0025 30 1152 67 5.8% 29
p 42 fixed at 0.0025      
0.00001 0.0025 250 659 67 10.2% 29
0.0001 0.0025 25 1264 67 5.3% 29
0.0005 0.0025 5 3950 67 1.7% 29
p 41 fixed at 0.0000834      
0.0000834 0.0001 1 584 67 11.5% 28
0.0000834 0.001 12 801 67 8.4% 28
0.0000834 0.005 60 1710 67 3.9% 31
0.0000834 0.01 120 2734 67 2.5% 35
p 42 /p 41 fixed at 30      
0.00001 0.0003 30 140 67 47.9% 28
0.0001 0.003 30 1378 67 4.9% 30
0.0005 0.015 30 6460 67 1.0% 39
  1. Note: results for p 42 /p 41 , z, Δz, Δz/z, and Δp 42 are rounded numbers.
  2. aIf reduce p 41 by Δp 41 =1×10-5.
  3. bReduction in p 42 to obtain equivalent Δz under reduction of p 41 by Δp 41 =1 × 10-5.