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Table 1 Estimates of R 0 obtained by using the transmission matrices based on South African contact patterns

From: Determining the dynamics of influenza transmission by age

Age group N (%) R ^ 0 , close contacts R ^ 0 , all physical contacts
0-4 484 (8.73) 0.94 (0.91-0.97) 0.74 (0.72-0.76)
5-9 927 (16.72) 1.20 (1.17-1.24) 1.29 (1.25-1.33)
10-14 1150 (20.75) 1.53 (1.49-1.58) 1.47 (1.44-1.51)
15-19 1026 (18.52) 1.36 (1.32-1.40) 1.47 (1.42-1.50)
20-24 556 (10.03) 1.06 (1.03-1.09) 1.03 (1.01-1.06)
25-29 389 (7.02) 0.98 (0.94-1.01) 0.97 (0.94-1.01)
30-34 229 (4.13) 0.92 (0.88-0.94) 0.86 (0.82-0.88)
35-39 246 (4.44) 0.85 (0.82-0.88) 0.75 (0.82-0.78)
40-44 171 (3.09) 0.86 (0.83-0.90) 0.83 (0.80-0.87)
45+ 363 (6.55) 0.79 (0.75-0.85) 0.75 (0.71-0.81)