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Table 4 Mean differences (I-J) on the CASP-12 scores between groups of older persons that have none, small (one or two members), or large (three or more members) social networks, divided in solitude satisfaction and network satisfaction categories

From: Network and solitude satisfaction as modifiers of disadvantages in the quality of life of older persons who are challenged by exclusion from social relations: a gender stratified analysis

   “Network-less” (J) Small network (J)   Large network (J)
“Network-less” (I)   Lowa Mediuma Higha Lowb Mediumb Highb   Lowb Mediumb Highb
Lowa   - -3.446* -5.800* − 0.195 -3.040* -4.671*   -1.386* -4.602* -5.889*
Mediuma    - -2.355* 3.251* 0.406 -1.225*   2.059* -1.156* -2.444*
Higha     - 5.606* 2.760* 1.130*   4.414* 1.198* − 0.089
Small network (I)          
Lowb    - -2.845* -4.476*   -1.192* -4.407* -5.695*
Mediumb     - -1.631*   1.654* -1.562* -2.849*
Highb      -   3.284* 0.069 -1.219*
Large network (I)          
Lowb        - -3.215* -4.503*
Mediumb         - -1.288*
Highb          -
Note. Negative values indicate lower scores, and positive values indicate higher scores in the CASP-12 scale for the (I) column category.
a Refers to solitude satisfaction
b Refers to network satisfaction
* p = .000