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Table 4 Distribution of network types (mean network size and standard deviation)—“easy-to-reach” network

From: Constructing personal networks in light of COVID-19 containment measures

  Single In couple
Males Females All Males Females All
(a) Young adults
 No Alters 12.9% (0) 7.5% (0) 10.7% (0) 13.7% (0) 11.8% (0) 12.7% (0)
 Kin 9.1% (2.3; SD 0.99) 10.1% (2.4; SD 1.15) 9.5% (2.4; SD 1.05) 14.8% (2.6; SD 1.24) 14.4% (2.7; SD 1.27) 14.6% (2.7; SD 1.3)
 Non-kin 34.0% (4.3; SD 3.13) 30.2% (3.3; SD 2.67) 32.5% (3.9; SD 2.99) 26.9% (4.2; SD 3.29) 35.5% (3.7; SD 2.81) 31.3% (3.9; SD 2.03)
 Mixed 30.3% (5.8; SD 2.62) 34.0% (6.0; SD 2.75) 31.8% (5.9; SD 2.67) 31.2% (5.1; SD 2.45) 25.8% (5.3; SD 2.36) 28.4% (5.2; SD 2.4)
 Comprehensive 13.7% (9.2; SD 2.98) 18.2% (8.8; SD 2.62) 15.5% (9; SD 2.8) 13.4% (8.1; SD 2.39) 12.5% (7.8; SD 2.49) 12.5% (8; SD 2.4)
(b) Elderly
 No Alters 14.6% (0) 9.2% (0) 10.7% (0) 9.8% (0) 10.8% (0) 10.3% (0)
 Kin 30.6% (3.1; SD 1.98) 34% (3.5; SD 1.98) 33.1% (3.4; SD 1.98) 32.1% (3.8; SD 2.13) 34.8% (3.7; SD 2.12) 34.4% (3.8; SD 2.13)
 Non-kin 19.1% (2.6; SD 2.37) 15.7% (2.7; SD 2.47) 16.6% (2.6; SD 2.44) 13% (2.5; SD 2.38) 14.7% (2.7; SD 2.51) 13.8% (2.6; SD 2.45)
 Mixed 32.7% (5.5; SD 3.0) 35.9% (5.2; SD 2.52) 35% (5.3; SD 2.66) 39% (5.6; SD 2.74) 34.6% (5.6; SD 2.79) 36.9% (5.6; SD 2.76)
 Comprehensive 3% (10.1; SD 3.95) 5.3% (9.7; SD 2.57) 4.6% (9.8; SD 2.85) 6.1% (9.9; SD 2.91) 5.1% (10.2; SD 3.47) 5.6% (10; SD 3.16)