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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Exchanging and using research evidence in health policy networks: a statistical network analysis

Variables Child health Malaria HIV
Actor variables Mean (sd) or n (%) Mean (sd) or n (%) Mean (sd) or n (%)
Total actors nominated in 4 rounds 39 49 40
Actors surveyed 21 30 19
Male 13 (68.4) 24 (80.0) 16 (76.2)
Graduate-level degree 17 (89.5) 27 (90.0) 18 (90.0)
Years in position 3.11 (2.85) 4.48 (4.06) 7 (4.87)
Experience as researcher 8 (44.4) 14 (46.7) 12 (57.1)
Government org 14 (73.7) 17 (56.7) 8 (38.1)
Civil society organization 0 (0) 9 (30.0) 9 (42.9)
Development partner organization 4 (21.1) 2 (6.67) 2 (9.52)
Other organization 1 (5.26) 2 (6.67) 2 (9.52)
Manager or higher employment level 9 (47.4) 8 (26.7) 13 (61.9)
Research use outcomes    
Research use (continuous) 3.50 (1.03) 2.69 (1.44) 2.89 (1.52)
Any research use (binary) 7 (43.8) 10 (34.6) 6 (31.6)
Provision network    
Edges 37 36 28
Mean degree 1.95 1.20 1.33
Density 0.11 0.04 0.07
Triangles 80 10 6
Reciprocated edges 6 1 2
Layered edges 16 20 8
Request network    
Edges 17 25 10
Mean degree 0.895 0.833 0.476
Density 0.05 0.03 0.02
Triangles 10 8 0
Reciprocated edges 1 1 1
Layered edges 16 20 8