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Table 2 Distributions used in the simulations to estimate the average costs of adverse events per vaccinee.

From: The average cost of measles cases and adverse events following vaccination in industrialised countries

Complication Consequence Distribution Mean Minimum Maximum
Adverse events (per vaccinee)      
Encephalitis Frequency (per 100,000) Triangular 0.05 0 0.1
  % hospitalised Fixed 100.0   
  LoS hospital Triangular 6.0 3.0 9.0
Convulsions Frequency (per 100,000) Triangular 28.0 17 34
  % hospitalised Triangular 20.0 10.0 40.0
  LoS hospital Uniform 2.6 1.0 4.2
  % visiting a clinic Fixed 100.0   
  Number of antipyretics bought Fixed 1.0   
  Number of anticonvulsivants bought Fixed 1.0   
Anaphylaxis Frequency (per 100,000) Triangular 0.6 0.1 1.0
  % hospitalised Fixed 100.0   
  LoS hospital Uniform 1.5 1.0 2.0
Thrombocytopenia Frequency (per 100,000) Uniform 3.3 3.1 3.5
  % hospitalised Fixed 100.0   
  LoS hospital Uniform 3.8 2.0 5.6
Fever Frequency (per 100) Triangular 8.7 2.0 19.0
  % visiting a clinic Uniform 10.0 0.0 20.0
  Number of antipyretics bought Fixed 1.0   
  Number of working hours missed Uniform 12 6.0 18.0
SSPE Frequency (per 100,000) Uniform 0.07 0 0.14