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Table 3 Univariate Hazard Ratios and 95% CIs for mortality by social network characteristics (other than children networks)

From: Longevity and relationships with children: the importance of the parental role

Characteristic N % deaths Crude HR 95% CI p-value
Family role      < 0.001
   Small 312 74.0 1.0   
   Some 353 58.4 0.62 (0.51;0.75)  
   Important 238 59.7 0.65 (0.53;0.80)  
Emotional support received from family      0.128
   Low 301 67.8 1.0   
   Medium 401 60.6 0.83 (0.69;1.00)  
   High 201 65.7 0.96 (0.77;1.20)  
Marital role      < 0.001
   Small 124 73.4 1.0   
   Some 121 65.3 0.78 (0.57;1.05)  
   Important 328 53.0 0.57 (0.45;0.74)  
   No spouse 325 71.4 1.02 (0.80;1.30)  
Emotional support received from spouse      0.003
   Low 102 57.8 1.0   
   Medium 239 57.3 0.94 (0.69;1.28)  
   High 234 63.7 1.13 (0.83;1.52)  
   No spouse 325 71.4 1.50 (1.13;2.00)  
Friendship role      0.003
   Small 166 67.5 1.0   
   Some 129 57.4 0.73 (0.55;0.98)  
   Important 149 54.4 0.69 (0.52;0.92)  
   No friends 459 68.0 1.01 (0.82;1.26)  
Emotional support received from friends      0.026
   Low 120 56.7 1.0   
   Medium 81 60.5 1.07 (0.74;1.55)  
   High 245 61.2 1.17 (0.88;1.56)  
   No friends 457 68.3 1.40 (1.08;1.82)  
Activities in the community      < 0.001
   First quartile 261 74.3 1.0   
   Second quartile 236 60.6 0.67 (0.54;0.83)  
   Third quartile 200 53.0 0.54 (0.43;0.69)  
   Fourth quartile 206 66.0 0.74 (0.59;0.92)