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Table 2 Strength of connections among concepts and the numerical weights produced by applying FL

From: Supporting meningitis diagnosis amongst infants and children through the use of fuzzy cognitive mapping

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Start concept End concept Type of impact Fuzzy sets Expert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3 Expert 4 Defuzzified value
Male Sex Meningitis Positive W,M,S M M M M 0.5
Cellulitis infective focus Meningitis Positive W,M,S S S S S 0.808
Immuno-compromised child Meningitis Positive W,M,S S S S S 0.808
Splenectomy Meningitis Positive W,M,S M S S S 0.73
Bulging fontanel Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS VS VS VS 0.887
Brudzinski’s sign Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS S VS VS 0.81
Fever Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS S S M M 0.562
Vomiting Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS S S M M 0.562
Black race Meningitis Positive W,M,S M S S M 0.658
Irritability Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS S S S 0.711
High economic hygienic status Meningitis Negative VW,W, M,S,VS W W W W -0.225
Hib Pneumococcal vaccine Meningitis Negative VW,W, M,S,VS W W W W -0.155
Good nutritional status Meningitis Negative VW,W, M,S,VS VW W W VW -0.196
Kernig sign Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS VS VS VS 0.887
CSF study abnormal Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS VS VS VS 0.887
Head trauma Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS S S W S 0.61
Photophobia Meningitis Positive W, M,S S S S M 0.73
Stiff neck Meningitis Positive VW,W, M,S,VS S VS VS VS 0.81
Seizures Meningitis Positive W,M,S S S S S 0.808
Immuno-compromised child Cellulitis infective focus Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS VS VS VS 0.887
High economic Hygienic status Hib Pneumo- coccal vaccine Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS VS S VS 0.81
High economic hygienic status Good nutritional status Positive VW,W, M,S,VS VS VS VS S 0.81