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Table 3 Comparison of social support dimensions and types of social networks between work-based and home-based groups

From: Oral health related quality of life in pregnant and post partum women in two social network domains; predominantly home-based and work-based networks

  Work-based Home-based Total P value
  N = 580 N = 823 N = 1403  
Social support dimensions     
   Affectionate support, M (SD) a 93.9 ± 12.9 91.8 ± 14.9 92.7 ±14.1 0.002
   Emotional support, M (SD) a 62.2 ± 20.2 60.0 ± 21.2 61.5 ± 20.1 0.068
   Information support, M (SD) a 62.5 ± 19.9 60.8 ± 20.2 61.5 ± 20.1 0.075
   Positive social interaction, M (SD) a 66.9 ± 17.5 62.9 ± 20.0 64.6 ± 19.1 < 0.001
   Material support (tangible), M (SD) a 59.9 ± 20.4 59.2 ± 21.2 59.5 ± 20.9 0.550
Social network b     
   Relatives, n (%) 442 (81.4) 625 (82.3) 1067 (82.0) 0.662
   Friends, n (%) 346 (63.7) 412 (54.3) 758 (58.2) 0.001
   Meetings, n (%) 32 (5.9) 39 (5.1) 71 (5.5) 0.554
   Charity work, n (%) 23 (4.2) 28 (3.7) 51 (3.9) 0.616
   Religious, n (%) 380 (70.0) 494 (65.1) 874 (67.1) 0.064
  1. a Mann-Whitney test b Chi-square test