polymod: Social contact data from 8 European countries

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Social contact data from 8 European countries


A dataset containing social mixing diary data from 8 European countries: Belgium, Germany, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Poland. The Data are fully described in Mossong J, Hens N, Jit M, Beutels P, Auranen K, Mikolajczyk R, et al. (2008) Social Contacts and Mixing Patterns Relevant to the Spread of Infectious Diseases. PLoS Med 5(3): e74.




A list of two data frames:


the study participant, with age, country, year and day of the week (starting with 1 = Monday)


reported contacts of the study participants. The variable phys_contact has two levels (1 denotes physical contact while 2 denotes non-physical contact), duration_multi has five levels (1 is less than 5 minutes while 5 is more than 4 hours, increasing in the order found in Figure 1 in Mossong et al.), and frequency_multi has five levels (1 is daily, 2 is weekly, 3 is monthly, 4 is less often, and 5 is first time)

All other variables are described on the Zenodo repository of the data, available at doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1043437


doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050074

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