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Table 4 Bivariate association of social support with network 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            
Trust the alter            
 Not at all 56 (19%) 7 (8%) 0.001 6 (6%) 0.001 46 (17%) 0.001 18 (17%) 0.001 20 (10%) 0.001
 A little bit 157 (54%) 32 (36%) 0.001 42 (43%) 0.001 147 (54%) 0.001 43 (41%) 0.001 109 (55%) 0.001
 Very much 80 (27%) 50 (56%) 0.001 49 (51%) 0.001 79 (29%) 0.001 45 (42%) 0.001 69 (35%) 0.001
Frequency of contact            
 Once in 6 month 14 (5%) 3 (3%) 0.006 2 (2%) 0.003 14 (5%) 0.078 3 (3%) 0.001 8 (4%) 0.062
 Once in 3 month 49 (17%) 5 (6%) 0.006 10 (10%) 0.003 41 (15%) 0.078 3 (3%) 0.001 25 (13%) 0.062
 Once a month 69 (24%) 21 (24%) 0.006 20 (21%) 0.003 66 (24%) 0.078 23 (22%) 0.001 51 (26%) 0.062
 Once a week 72 (25%) 24 (27%) 0.006 22 (23%) 0.003 67 (25%) 0.078 24 (23%) 0.001 50 (25%) 0.062
 About every day 89 (30%) 36 (40%) 0.006 43 (44%) 0.003 84 (31%) 0.078 53 (50%) 0.001 64 (32%) 0.062
Emotional closeness            
 Not at all 82 (28%) 6 (7%) 0.001 9 (9%) 0.001 67 (25%) 0.001 17 (16%) 0.001 40 (20%) 0.001
 A little bit 155 (53%) 41 (46%) 0.001 49 (51%) 0.001 150 (55%) 0.001 51 (48%) 0.001 108 (55%) 0.001
 Very much 56 (19%) 42 (47%) 0.001 39 (40%) 0.001 55 (20%) 0.001 38 (36%) 0.001 50 (25%) 0.001
Count on alter for support            
 Not at all 98 (33%) 9 (10%) 0.001 10 (10%) 0.001 85 (31%) 0.016 22 (21%) 0.001 48 (24%) 0.001
 A little bit 142 (48%) 35 (39%) 0.001 43 (44%) 0.001 136 (50%) 0.016 48 (45%) 0.001 105 (53%) 0.001
 Very much 53 (18%) 45 (51%) 0.001 44 (45%) 0.001 51 (19%) 0.016 36 (34%) 0.001 45 (23%) 0.001
  293 89   97   272   106   198  
After stillbirth            
Trust the alter            
 Not at all 56 (19%) 13 (13%) 0.001 11 (11%) 0.001 48 (18%) 0.041 31 (19%) 0.052 17 (9%) 0.001
 A little bit 157 (54%) 41 (40%) 0.001 51 (50%) 0.001 148 (54%) 0.041 80 (48%) 0.052 108 (55%) 0.001
 Very much 80 (27%) 48 (47%) 0.001 41 (40%) 0.001 77 (28%) 0.041 54 (33%) 0.052 70 (36%) 0.001
Frequency of contact            
 Once in 6 month 14 (5%) 2 (2%) 0.001 1 (1%) 0.003 9 (3%) 0.001 2 (1%) 0.001 8 (4%) 0.054
 Once in 3 month 49 (17%) 2 (2%) 0.001 11 (11%) 0.003 44 (16%) 0.001 17 (10%) 0.001 24 (12%) 0.054
 Once a month 69 (24%) 23 (23%) 0.001 21 (20%) 0.003 63 (23%) 0.001 35 (21%) 0.001 49 (25%) 0.054
 Once a week 72 (25%) 35 (34%) 0.001 36 (35%) 0.003 71 (26%) 0.001 42 (25%) 0.001 51 (26%) 0.054
 About every day 89 (30%) 40 (39%) 0.001 34 (33%) 0.003 86 (32%) 0.001 69 (42%) 0.001 63 (32%) 0.054
Emotional closeness            
 Not at all 82 (28%) 18 (18%) 0.001 16 (16%) 0.001 67 (25%) 0.001 35 (21%) 0.001 35 (18%) 0.001
 A little bit 155 (53%) 39 (38%) 0.001 50 (49%) 0.001 152 (56%) 0.001 87 (53%) 0.001 108 (55%) 0.001
 Very much 56 (19%) 45 (44%) 0.001 37 (36%) 0.001 54 (20%) 0.001 43 (26%) 0.001 52 (27%) 0.001
Count on alter for support            
 Not at all 98 (33%) 17 (17%) 0.001 15 (15%) 0.001 85 (31%) 0.006 38 (23%) 0.001 48 (25%) 0.001
 A little bit 142 (48%) 45 (44%) 0.001 52 (50%) 0.001 138 (51%) 0.006 85 (52%) 0.001 99 (51%) 0.001
 Very much 53 (18%) 40 (39%) 0.001 36 (35%) 0.001 50 (18%) 0.006 42 (25%) 0.001 48 (25%) 0.001
  293 102   103   273   165   195