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Table 2 Summary of AIC comparison of different epidemiological hypotheses

From: Modeling tuberculosis dynamics with the presence of hyper-susceptible individuals for Ho Chi Minh City from 1996 to 2015

Hypothesis Assumption #optimized parameters AIC – min(AIC)
ß(t) r relapsed-tb (t)
H1 Constant Constant 8 1886.96
H2 Time-varying Constant 9 385.16
H3 Constant Time-varying 10 1787.5
H4 Time-Varying Time-Varying 11 0.0
  1. The quantity AIC – min(AIC) of the best hypothesis is zero (in bold)