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Table 2 Average age at infection (A 15) and inter-epidemic period (T) in the Italian regions. Results arising from the time series analysis of regional measles notifications data for the period 1949–76 (N = North, C = Centre, S = South.)

From: The pre-vaccination regional epidemiological landscape of measles in Italy: contact patterns, effort needed for eradication, and comparison with other regions of Europe

  A 15 (years) T from non harmonic estimate (T O ) (years) T from SEIR model (T) (years)
Piemonte & Valle Aosta (N) 6.34 2.39 3.08
Lombardia (N) 5.70 2.37 2.94
Trentino (N) 5.75 2.85 2.94
Veneto (N) 5.87 3.21 2.98
Friuli (N) 5.98 2.77 2.98
Liguria (N) 6.92 5.34 3.22
Emilia (N) 6.24 3.33 3.06
Toscana (C) 7.30 2.85 3.29
Umbria (C) 6.81 3.40 3.21
Marche (C) 6.63 3.27 3.16
Lazio (C) 6.34 3.23 3.08
Abruzzo (S) 6.46 3.40 3.13
Molise (S) 6.19 5.88 3.04
Campania (S) 5.64 3.03 2.90
Puglia (S) 5.20 3.79 2.79
Basilicata (S) 5.43 3.74 2.82
Calabria (S) 5.63 3.45 2.90
Sicilia (S) 5.47 3.14 2.85
Sardegna (S) 5.70 3.79 2.92
North 6.09 2.35 3.02
Centre 6.78 3.27 3.22
South 5.65 3.68 2.90
Italy 6.18 2.35 3.06