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Table 2 Comparison of networks with and without a spouse

From: Analysis of social networks supporting the self-management of type 2 diabetes for people with mental illness

  Network with spouse Network without spouse
Mean number of ties 3.44 3.30
Informal SD ± 1.59 SD ± 1.66
Formal 4.55 5.65
Total ties SD ± 1.24 SD ± 2.46
  7.89 8.95
SD ± 1.27 SD ± 2.58
Number of ties of each strength 43 (57 %) 82 (47 %)
Strong 21 (28 %) 58 (34 %)
Medium weak 11 (15 %) 33 (19 %)
Range of network centralisation index scores 6.6–60.8 % 12.5–90.1 %