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Table 2 Parameters used to estimate the economic burden of T. solium in Angónia district, Mozambique

From: Assessment of the societal cost of Taenia solium in Angónia district, Mozambique

Parameter Mean (95% UIa) Distribution Reference
Study zone population 330,328 Fixed [17]
Active epilepsy (%) 1.3 (0.8–2.0) Beta
(22, 1701)
[15]
NCC-associated epilepsy (%) 51 (43–59) Uniform
(0.427, 0.592)
[15]
Epilepsy patients consulting a traditional healer (%) 23 (18–28) Multinomial
(0.227)
[23]
Epilepsy patients consulting a physician, a nurse or neurologist (%) 9.1 (6–13.4) Multinomial
(0.091)
[23]
Epilepsy patients without treatment (%) 68 (62–74) Multinomial
(0.682)
[23]
Visits to a traditional healer in case of epilepsy (average times per year) 5.5 (1.2–9.8) Uniform
(1, 10)
[23]
Visits to a doctor in case of epilepsy (average times per year) 4.5 (1.2–7.8) Uniform
(1, 8)
[23]
Epilepsy patients with prescribed phenobarbital (%) 44 (33–55) Beta
(36, 46)
[23]
Epilepsy patients with injury referred to the hospital (%) 15 (11–20) Beta
(38, 222)
[23]
Length of stay in a hospital (average days per year) 11 (1.5–20) Uniform
(1, 21)
[23]
Loss of working time due to epilepsy (days per year) 16 (1.7–29) Uniform
(1, 30)
[23]
Unemployed due to epilepsy (%) 2.2 (0.9–5.1) Beta
(6, 261)
[23]
Working days per year 266 (222–310) Uniform
(220, 312)
Assumption
% of the population
 Economically active 40 Fixed [17]
 Not economically active 47 Fixed [17]
 Unemployed 14 Fixed [17]
Pig population in the study area 20,411 Fixed Assumption
Proportion of adult pigs sold per year (%) 33 Fixed Assumption
Porcine cysticercosis prevalence based on tongue examination (%) 13 (10–16) Beta
(84, 577)
[20]
  1. a UI Uncertainty interval