Table 2

Overall network structure

TotalNursing care level 1–3Nursing care level 4–5z-scoreP value
Mean
(SD)
Median
(quartiles)
Mean
(SD)
Median
(quartiles)
Mean
(SD)
Median
(quartiles)
Number of nodes18.3
(7.5)
16 (13–22)18.8
(7.93)
16 (12.25–22.75)20
(7.91)
18 (14–24.5)−1.470.07
Density0.42
(0.15)
0.41 (0.30–0.51)0.4
(0.17)
0.37 (0.28–0.50)0.44
(0.13)
0.44* (0.35–0.52)−2.63<0.01
Reciprocity0.41
(0.2)
0.42 (0.27–0.56)0.41
(0.21)
0.38 (0.25–0.56)0.44
(0.18)
0.45* (0.36–0.57)−1.820.03
Degree-based centralisation0.57
(0.13)
0.58 (0.49–0.65)0.59
(0.14)
0.61* (0.51–0.69)0.56
(0.11)
0.55 (0.48–0.63)2.42<0.01
Closeness centralisation0.46
(0.17)
0.45 (0.35–0.57)0.49
(0.19)
0.48* (0.38–0.61)0.42
(0.14)
0.42 (0.33–0.50)2.99<0.01
Betweenness centralisation0.15
(0.16)
0.09 (0.04–0.18)0.16
(0.17)
0.11* (0.06–0.19)0.11
(0.11)
0.07 (0.04–0.15)3.15<0.01
  • *Mann-Whitney U-test revealed significant differences, p<0.05.