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Table 3 Description of egocentric networks and attributes among HIV-infected women of color represented in the social network analysis (n = 87**)

From: Self-reported depression and social support are associated with egocentric network characteristics of HIV-infected women of color

Network variable descriptionMean (sd)% of all tiesObserved range
Count of family ties named1.9 (1.4)84.40, 5
Count of non-family ties named1.9 (2.2)44.40, 11
Count of advice ties named2.3 (1.6)68.50, 5
Count of emotional support* ties named2.4 (1.5)72.50, 5
Count of financial support ties named1.3 (1.2)43.20, 5
Count of transportation support ties1.4 (1.3)42.50, 5
Count of ties who know ego’s HIV status2.4 (1.6)73.30, 5
Count of ties who are also HIV-infected0.2 (0.5)6.00, 2
Total network size3.0 (2.1)100.00, 11
No friends, or none know each other1012.4N/A
Only a few friends know each other2834.6N/A
Most friends know each other2632.1N/A
All friends know each other1721.0N/A
First named alter – contact frequencyCountPercentN/A
Monthly or less78.6N/A
At least once / week1012.4N/A
Almost daily6479.0N/A
Second alter – contact frequencyCountPercentN/A
Monthly or less710.9N/A
At least once / week1421.9N/A
Almost daily4367.2N/A
  1. * by “count of emotional...”, “…financial...” and/or “…transportation ties named” we mean ties that were considered to be providing emotional, financial and / or transportation support
  2. ** n = 87 except for count connectivity responses (n = 81) and second alter contact frequency (n = 80)