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Table 2 Individual prior estimates contributing to three scenarios of the SQUEAC conjugate Bayesian analysis

From: Estimating program coverage in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition: a comparative analysis of the validity and operational feasibility of two methods

Method Source Barriers score Boosters score Calculation Prior estimate Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
Simple scoring 45 33 \( \frac{33+\left(100-45\right)}{2} \) 56%  
Weighted scoring Caregivers 43 20 \( \frac{20+\left(100-43\right)}{2} \) 62%   
Weighted scoring Program staff 37.5 21 \( \frac{21+\left(100-37.5\right)}{2} \) 58%   
Weighted scoring External support team 23 27 \( \frac{27+\left(100-23\right)}{2} \) 48%   
Histogram of belief Program staff 45%  
Histogram of belief External support team 35%   
Product of program performance Stage 1 data 100 %  × 72.5 %  × 45.4 %  × 86 %  × 88 %  × 99% 24%  
Previous assessment SQUEAC report 2013 84%