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Analysis of Independent Households

  • M. Elizabeth Halloran
  • Ira M. LonginiJr.
  • Claudio J. Struchiner
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Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

In this chapter, we consider methods of analysis that assume that the households are independent of one another. The most commonly used approach is to estimate vaccine efficacy based on the conventional secondary attack rate. We also consider the estimation of indirect effects of vaccination using household studies. The Reed–Frost model in Chapter 4 is another example of a model that assumes households or transmission units are independent.

Keywords

Index Case Pertussis Vaccine Primary Case Secondary Case Marginal Model 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Elizabeth Halloran
    • 1
  • Ira M. LonginiJr.
    • 1
  • Claudio J. Struchiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious DiseasesUniversity of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Fundação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil

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