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Table S1 - Value of the parameters for an example application to the City of Buenos Aires
r1

r2

1/60

1/30

We consider that the rate for entering treatment is 30 days for higher socio-economic level. For the lower socio-economic level, we assume 60 days before the beginning treatment.
l1

l2

1/(10 * 365)

1/(10*365)

The literature indicates that 10 years is the approximate time that TB remains latent before progression to the infectious stage takes place, regardless of socio-economic level.
mu1/(365*70)The life expectancy in Buenos Aires is approximately 70 years.
alfa1

alfa2

1/360

1/180

Due to different rates of treatment compliance and nutrition, higher socio-economic individuals are assumed to take less time to recover from the disease than individuals from lower socio-economic levels.
lambda1

lambda2

lambda3

lambda4

800,000/(70*365)

3,110,000/(70*365)

6,400,000/(70*365)

1,600,000/(70*365)

Considering a population in equilibrium, the rate of birth has to equal the rate of death, so we calculated the rate of birth as a function of the initial rate of recruitment in the population of each subgroup, divided by the natural rate of death of the population.


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