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Table 2 Characteristics of social networks in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.

From: The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: challenges and opportunities

Characteristic (Mean) Men Women
  Ages 45-59 Ages 60-75 Ages 45-59 Ages 60-75
Size of social network 5.1* 5.5 5.7 5.8
Average emotional support from social network 14.3* 13.9 13.7 14.1
Average assistance from social network 6.3*;** 5.7 5.7 5.7
  1. *P < 0.05; between sex, within age category
  2. **P < 0.05; between age categories, within sex