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Table 4 Estimates of the reproduction number, R, for measles in the Iran, according to the three estimation of methods, 2014–2016

From: Monitoring progress towards the elimination of measles in Iran: supporting evidence from 2014 to 2016 by application of measles outbreaks data

Method 2014 2015 2016 2014–2016
Proportion of cases imported 0.76 (95% CI:0.62–0.91) 0.79 (95% CI:0.71–0.86) 0.89 (95% CI:0.70–1) 0.79 (95% CI:0.73–0.86)
Distribution of chain sizes 0.72 (95% CI:0.46–0.98) 0.85 (95% CI:0.65–1) 0.69 (95% CI:0.51–0.88) 0.83 (95% CI:0.68–0.97)
Distribution of chain durations 0.55 (95% CI:0.20–0.90) 0.55 (95% CI:0.32–0.78) 0.30 (95% CI:0.00–0.70) 0.76 (95% CI:0.54–0.90)