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Table 5 Unadjusted and adjusted beta coefficients (95% confidence intervals (95% CI)) for association between egocentric social network characteristics and social support and treatment-specific social support (n = 87)

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

Social support
 Unadjusted modelsAdjusted models a
Coefficient95% CICoefficient95% CI
Functional network characteristics
Advice tie count0.610.07, 1.150.550.03, 1.07
Emotional tie count0.690.14, 1.240.690.15, 1.23
Financial tie count1.020.34, 1.700.910.26, 1.56
Transportation tie count0.850.18,1.510.840.22, 1.48
Structural network characteristics
Family tie count1.070.47, 1.681.110.52, 1.70
Non-family tie count0.09−0.31, 0.490.15−0.60, 0.91
Alter knows ego’s HIV status0.580.04, 1.110.50−0.02, 1.03
Alter’s positive HIV status−0.60−2.19, 0.99−0.69−2.20, 0.83
Total network size0.15− 024, 0.540.22−0.17, 0.61
< Daily talk - primary−3.23−5.13, −1.32−2.87−4.77, −0.96
< Daily talk - secondary−0.42−2.31, 1.46−0.43−2.34, 1.47
Treatment-specific social support
 Unadjusted modelsAdjusted models
Coefficient95% CICoefficient95% CI
Functional network characteristics
Advice tie count2.031.13, 2.941.961.03, 2.88
Emotional tie count2.331.43, 3.232.381.46, 3.31
Financial tie count2.451.26, 3.642.301.09, 3.50
Transportation tie count1.690.50, 2.881.720.52, 2.92
Structural network characteristics
Family tie count2.471.42, 3.512.541.46, 3.63
Non-family tie count0.37−0.35, 1.090.33−0.40, 1.05
Alter knows ego’s HIV status2.201.33, 3.082.211.32, 3.10
Alter’s positive HIV status−0.15−3.06, 2.770.03−2.91, 2.97
Total network size1.260.57, 1.941.370.68, 2.05
< Daily talk – primary−4.12−7.88, −0.36−3.63−7.44, 0.18
< Daily talk - secondary−1.11− 4.73, 2.51−1.37− 4.96, 2.22
  1. In social network terms, “ego” is the person responding to the survey and alter is the person who has been named or identified by the ego;a unadjusted models include only the independent and dependent variables; models adjusted for ego’s continuous age, categorical education, dichotomous insurance status