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Table 2 Mean durations of pneumococcal carriage

From: An individual-based network model to evaluate interventions for controlling pneumococcal transmission

Age Observed mean duration (days) [12] Model mean duration (weeks)
<1 yr 74 11
1–2 yrs 47 7
3–4 yrs 34 5
5–6 yrs 26 4
7–18 yrs 26 4
>18 yrs 25 4
  1. Observed mean durations were rounded off upwards. Since the cultures were sampled weekly, likely the observed durations to some extent are underestimated.