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Table 2 Ego Network Characteristics Based on 6 Alters

From: Social network characteristics and cervical cancer screening among Quechua women in Andean Peru

Characteristic Total
Percent of alters - family 42
Percent of alters - friend 15
Percent of alters - neighbor 26
Percent of discussions - health 33
Number of years have known alters 20.8 (7.4)
Frequency of communication with altersa 1.6 (0.5)
Distance between altersb 0.6 (0.4)
Densityc 0.8 (0.3)
Degree centrality 4.2 (1.3)
Betweenness centrality 0.2 (0.4)
  1. Notes: Columns in mean values (SD) for continuous variables and percentages for categorical variables
  2. aFrequency of communication with alters, 1 = “daily”; 2 = “1 time/week”; 3 = “2 times/week”; 4 = “3 times/week”
  3. bDistance between alters, 0 = “less than 5 km”; 1 = “more than 5 km”
  4. cDensity calculated based on the mean of the closeness variable between each alter pair (0 = “no tie”; 1 = “tie”)