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Table 1 Variable and parameter descriptions for the MRSA model (1) per day

From: Transmission dynamics for Methicilin-resistant Staphalococous areus with injection drug user

Variable Description
U N ,U L ,U H Population of uncolonized non-IDUs, low-risk IDUs, and high-risk IDUs
C N ,C L ,C H Population of colonized non-IDUs, low-risk IDUs, and high-risk IDUs
I N ,I L ,I H Population of infected non-IDUs, low-risk IDUs, and high-risk IDUs
Parameter Description
π N , π L , π H Natural birth rate
β N ,β L ,β H Transmission probability per contact with colonized or infected population
σ N ,σ L ,σ H Progression rate of colonized population
γ N ,γ L ,γ H Recovery rate of infected population
τ N , τ L , τ H Decolonization rate of colonized population
ω N ,ω L ,ω H Increased IDU risk behavior
α N ,α L ,α H Decreased IDU risk behavior
μ Natural death rate
δ N ,δ L ,δ H Death rate due to disease