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Table 3 Measures for inter-organizational 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 80 20 59 133 119 151 217 13 99.00 (69.47) 792
N advice sources 66 16 52 99 85 103 158 8 73.38 (49.15) 587
N advice seekers 48 14 49 90 69 78 119 8 59.38 (37.55) 475
N ties 129 36 139 240 187 181 303 15 153.75 (96.74) 1230
N inter-provincial ties 3 4 2 8 11 11 15 7 7.63 (4.53) 61
 Density 0.020 0.095 0.041 0.014 0.013 0.008 0.006 0.096 0.037 (0.038)  
 In-degree centralization 0.07 0.18 0.13 0.10 0.11 0.03 0.03 0.26 0.11 (0.08)  
Nodal level
 In-degree centrality           
N opinion leadersa 4 1 4 6 3 11 9 1 4.88 (3.60) 39
 In-degree, all nodes [M (SD)] 1.61 (1.44) 1.80 (1.47) 2.36 (2.20) 1.81 (1.99) 1.60 (1.92) 1.20 (1.25) 1.40 (1.37) 1.15 (1.28) 1.62 (0.39)  
 In-degree, opinion leaders [M (SD)] 5.75 (0.96) 5.00 (−) 8.75 (0.96) 8.17 (3.06) 10.33 (4.04) 4.36 (0.50) 5.56 (0.53) 4.00 (−) 6.49 (2.30)  
Betweenness centrality
N boundary spannersb 7 2 3 9 5 6 16 2 6.25 (4.65) 50
 Betweenness centrality, all nodes [M (SD)] 27.09 (57.38) 7.90 (11.88) 37.53 (67.65) 12.38 (26.45) 4.99 (16.50) 7.62 (22.76) 4.54 (10.40) 0.85 (2.08) 12.86 (12.75)  
 Betweenness centrality, boundary spanners [M (SD)] 185.38 (32.01) 36.25 (3.18) 274.44 (61.88) 94.94 (25.01) 67.00 (43.27) 101.25 (43.06) 35.53 (10.61) 5.50 (0.71) 100.04 (89.43)  
  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