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Table 2 Measures for interpersonal advice network, by province and territory

From: Pathways for best practice diffusion: the structure of informal relationships in Canada’s long-term care sector

  NS PE NB MB SK AB BC NT M (SD) Total
Network Level
N nodes 135 32 93 181 155 225 300 19 142.50 (95.03) 1140
N advice sources 101 25 73 116 103 153 211 12 99.25 (64.91) 794
N advice seekers 50 13 47 77 64 88 116 7 57.75 (36.78) 462
N ties 134 36 124 195 166 214 296 16 147.63 (92.22) 1181
N inter-provincial ties 0 1 2 2 4 11 7 3 3.75 (3.62) 30
 Density 0.007 0.036 0.014 0.006 0.007 0.004 0.003 0.047 0.016 (0.017)  
 In-degree centralization 0.08 0.13 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.02 0.02 0.19 0.08 (0.06)  
Nodal level
 In-degree centrality           
N opinion leadersa 2 1 5 6 12 14 9 1 6.25 (5.01) 50
 In-degree, all nodes [M (SD)] 0.99 (1.18) 1.13 (1.01) 1.33 (1.42) 1.07 (1.61) 1.07 (1.32) 0.95 (1.01) 0.99 (1.03) 0.84 (0.96) 1.05 (0.14)  
 In-degree, opinion leaders [M (SD)] 8.00 (5.66) 5.00 (−) 6.00 (1.23) 8.33 (1.63) 4.75 (1.29) 4.00 (1.04) 5.00 (1.00) 4.00 (−) 5.64 (1.69)  
Betweenness centrality
N boundary spannersb 6 2 6 13 4 9 10 1 6.38 (4.10) 51
 Betweenness centrality, all nodes [M (SD)] 0.50 (1.88) 1.28 (3.00) 7.05 (21.69) 0.24 (0.85) 0.27 (1.35) 0.29 (1.27) 0.42 (1.83) 0.11 (0.46) 1.27 (2.36)  
 Betweenness centrality, boundary spanners [M (SD)] 8.50 (2.59) 10.50 (0.71) 84.00 (22.65) 2.96 (1.22) 6.50 (5.74) 5.67 (2.83) 8.95 (4.34) 2.00 (−) 16.14 (27.58)  
  1. NS Nova Scotia, PE Prince Edward Island, NB New Brunswick, MB Manitoba, SK Saskatchewan, AB Alberta, BC British Columbia, NT Northwest Territories
  2. aOpinion leaders were defined as all nodes with in-degree centrality scores of at least two standard deviations above the mean
  3. bBoundary spanners were defined as all nodes with betweenness centrality scores of at least two standard deviations above the mean