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Table 1 Symbols, definitions and values (bounds) for input and model parameters (* parameters included in the multivariate sensitivity analysis)

From: An elaborated feeding cycle model for reductions in vectorial capacity of night-biting mosquitoes by insecticide-treated nets

Parameter Name Definition Anopheles gambiae s.l. (N) Anopheles arabiensis Anopheles gambiae s.l. (T) Anopheles punctulatus References
p Daily survival rate Probability that a mosquito survive throughout the cycle and is not killed by host defensiveness or predation 0.90 0.94 0.83 0.86 [16]
H Human visiting rate Probability that a mosquito visit a human to feed on 0.90 0.75 0.95 0.72 [16]
φ ITN coverage Proportion of humans sleeping under ITNs 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 This paper
n Average incubation period in days Delay before mosquito become infectious after being infected 10.3 11.6 10.7 8.3 [16]
s Successful protected human biting* Probability that a mosquito successfully bites after finding a human under ITNs 0.1 (0.1–0.6) 0.1 0.1 0.1 [15]
d Insecticide mortality rate* Probability that a mosquito is killed by insecticide after finding a human under ITNs 0.3 (0.05–0.3) 0.3 0.3 0.3 [15,17]
r Cycle repeating rate* Probability that the mosquito looks for another host after finding a human under ITNs 0.6 (0.1–0.85) 0.6 0.6 0.6 [17]