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Table 3 Prior probabilities of recapture and of confinement for GL, KH and MK/IL a

From: Domestic dog demographic structure and dynamics relevant to rabies control planning in urban areas in Africa: the case of Iringa, Tanzania

Probability GL KH MK/IL
Recapture p t (i)    
U (range) b 0.05-0.54 0.04-0.54 0.11-0.54
Coverage 0.08-0.60 0.07-0.60 0.18-0.60
Encountering 0.70-0.90 0.70-0.90 0.70-0.90
Recording 0.90-0.99 0.90-0.99 0.90-0.99
Confinement c 1 (i)    
Median 0.33 0.33 0.33
90% Quantile 0.7 0.7 0.7
Beta (α,β) (i) c    
α 1.18 1.18 1.18
β 2.1 2.1 2.1
Confinement c 2 (i)    
Median 0.52 0.52 0.52
90% Quantile 0.7 0.7 0.7
Beta (α,β) (i) c    
α 6.25 6.25 6.25
β 5.8 5.8 5.8
  1. a: GL = Gangilonga, KH = Kihesa, MK/IL = Makorongoni/Ilala.
  2. b: Factored in three components: coverage, encountering, and recording. See additional material for an explanation of parameters.
  3. c: α and β were estimated by the beta.select function in R (LearnBayes package) See additional material for the code and results of the elasticity analysis.