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Table 1 Network centrality indicators of agencies and policies

From: Understanding public interest and needs in health policies through the application of social network analysis on a governmental Facebook fan page

Agency Out-Degree Centrality Betweenness Centrality
Department of nursing and health care 194 156,100.104
Social and Family affairs administration 118 96,446.879
Food and drug administration 47 38,693.049
Department of medical affairs 44 35,668.198
National health insurance administration 41 33,989.732
National pension supervisory committee 39 33,597.196
Other agencies 29 22,054.933
Department of Chinese medicine and pharmacy 25 20,403.471
Department of mental and oral health 21 16,926.273
Health promotion administration 17 11,438.557
Department of protective services 12 9556.125
Department of social assistance and social network 11 9550.283
Centers for disease control 5 2231.199
Department of planning 1 0.000
Policy Out-Degree Centrality Betweenness Centrality
Long-term care 193 156,021.169
Medical care 109 92,621.151
Food and drug 79 66,792.145
Protective services 52 45,829.367
Health insurance and pension 42 35,732.988
Physical and mental health promotion 41 33,734.765
Other policies 36 28,418.174
Welfare services for minority groups 29 20,799.983
Measures against infectious diseases and epidemics 4 1152.258
  1. Note:
  2. 1. Out-Degree Centrality: shows the number of total edges within one area to show which agency or policy receives the highest number of responses
  3. 2. Betweenness Centrality: higher values indicate a key vertices, signifying it as an important bridge between different vertices within the network