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Table 2 Alter characteristics (N = 293)

From: The role and attributes of social networks in the provision of support to women after stillbirth: experiences from Uganda

Alter characteristics Frequency Percentage Range
Age (26 >) 249 85  
Gender (female) 207 70.6  
Education    
No educ-primary 103 35.2  
Secondary and above 190 64.8  
Marital status (married) 198 67.6  
Network member type    
Naturally occurring network 171 58.4  
Community role network 122 41.6  
Naturally occurring network member type N = 171   
Spouse 16 9.1  
Family 107 62.6  
Friend 48 28.1  
Trust (yes) 237 80.9  
Frequency of contact (frequent) 230 78.5  
Emotional closeness (close) 211 72  
Alter knows about SB incident (yes) 287 98  
How alter got to know    
Told by respondent 80 27.3  
Knew by themselves 69 23.5  
Through network members 143 48.8  
Through other means 1 .3  
Relationship with alter after SB incident    
As before or better 192 65.5  
Worse than before 101 34.5  
Count on network member for support    
Yes 195 66.6  
no 98 33.4  
Average network size 16