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Table 3 Bivariate association of social support with alter characteristics

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

Variable Total Material P value Financial P value Emotional P value Instrumental P value Information P value
During pregnancy            
Age group in years            
 Less than 18 9 (3%) 0 (0%) 0.199 0 (0%) 0.082 8 (3%) 0.669 7 (7%) 0.036 0 (0%) 0.001
 19–25 35 (12%) 9 (10%) 0.199 10 (10%) 0.082 34 (13%) 0.669 15 (14%) 0.036 16 (8%) 0.001
 26–45 183 (62%) 59 (66%) 0.199 68 (70%) 0.082 170 (63%) 0.669 64 (60%) 0.036 130 (66%) 0.001
 46 and above 66 (23%) 21 (24%) 0.199 19 (20%) 0.082 60 (22%) 0.669 20 (19%) 0.036 52 (26%) 0.001
Gender            
 Male 86 (29%) 33 (37%) 0.055 35 (36%) 0.075 76 (28%) 0.056 25 (24%) 0.103 36 (18%) 0.001
 Female 207 (71%) 56 (63%) 0.055 62 (64%) 0.075 196 (72%) 0.056 81 (76%) 0.103 162 (82%) 0.001
Education level            
 None 16 (5%) 4 (4%) 0.486 3 (3%) 0.557 15 (6%) 0.038 4 (4%) 0.136 12 (6%) 0.008
 Primary 87 (30%) 31 (35%) 0.486 29 (30%) 0.557 84 (31%) 0.038 40 (38%) 0.136 59 (30%) 0.008
 Secondary 103 (35%) 32 (36%) 0.486 33 (34%) 0.557 98 (36%) 0.038 33 (31%) 0.136 58 (29%) 0.008
 Tertiary 87 (30%) 22 (25%) 0.486 32 (33%) 0.557 75 (28%) 0.038 29 (27%) 0.136 69 (35%) 0.008
Marital status            
 Not married 95 (32%) 18 (20%) 0.003 17 (18%) 0.001 90 (33%) 0.381 37 (35%) 0.494 62 (31%) 0.558
 Married 198 (68%) 71 (80%) 0.003 80 (82%) 0.001 182 (67%) 0.381 69 (65%) 0.494 136 (69%) 0.558
Network type            
 Community 122 (42%) 17 (19%) 0.001 24 (25%) 0.001 112 (41%) 0.564 35 (33%) 0.024 84 (42%) 0.694
 Naturally 171 (58%) 72 (81%) 0.001 73 (75%) 0.001 160 (59%) 0.564 71 (67%) 0.024 114 (58%) 0.694
  293 89   97   272   106   198  
After stillbirth            
Age group in years            
 Less than 18 9 (3%) 0 (0%) 0.078 0 (0%) 0.109 9 (3%) 0.042 8 (5%) 0.030 0 (0%) 0.001
 19–25 35 (12%) 9 (9%) 0.078 11 (11%) 0.109 35 (13%) 0.042 25 (15%) 0.030 13 (7%) 0.001
 26–45 183 (62%) 69 (68%) 0.078 65 (63%) 0.109 172 (63%) 0.042 100 (61%) 0.030 133 (68%) 0.001
 46 and above 66 (23%) 24 (24%) 0.078 27 (26%) 0.109 57 (21%) 0.042 32 (19%) 0.030 49 (25%) 0.001
Gender            
 Male 86 (29%) 33 (32%) 0.410 39 (38%) 0.018 79 (29%) 0.566 44 (27%) 0.252 39 (20%) 0.001
 Female 207 (71%) 69 (68%) 0.410 64 (62%) 0.018 194 (71%) 0.566 121 (73%) 0.252 156 (80%) 0.001
Education level            
 None 16 (5%) 4 (4%) 0.398 2 (2%) 0.192 14 (5%) 0.238 8 (5%) 0.127 13 (7%) 0.078
 Primary 87 (30%) 32 (31%) 0.398 29 (28%) 0.192 84 (31%) 0.238 56 (34%) 0.127 56 (29%) 0.078
 Secondary 103 (35%) 31 (30%) 0.398 37 (36%) 0.192 97 (36%) 0.238 60 (36%) 0.127 61 (31%) 0.078
 Tertiary 87 (30%) 35 (34%) 0.398 35 (34%) 0.192 78 (29%) 0.238 41 (25%) 0.127 65 (33%) 0.078
Marital status            
 Not married 95 (32%) 23 (23%) 0.008 19 (18%) 0.001 89 (33%) 0.810 62 (38%) 0.032 53 (27%) 0.007
 Married 198 (68%) 79 (77%) 0.008 84 (82%) 0.001 184 (67%) 0.810 103 (62%) 0.032 142 (73%) 0.007
Network type            
 Community 122 (42%) 40 (39%) 0.539 33 (32%) 0.014 110 (40%) 0.084 60 (36%) 0.038 78 (40%) 0.422
 Naturally 171 (58%) 62 (61%) 0.539 70 (68%) 0.014 163 (60%) 0.084 105 (64%) 0.038 117 (60%) 0.422
  293 102   103   273   165   195