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Table 1 Characteristics of men and women’s friendship networks in Rupa and Tapac

From: Friendship, kinship and social risk management strategies among pastoralists in Karamoja, Uganda

  Men in Rupa (N = 24) Men in Tapac (N = 21) Women in Rupa (N = 15) Women in Tapac (N = 15)
Average no. of friends 9.4 6.1 3.5 2.6
Range (largest to smallest) 32–3 12–3 6–2 5–2
Percent kin friends 31% 38% 28% 18%
Percent agnatic friends 38% 29% 55% 45%
Percent affine friends 62% 71% 45% 29%*
Female friends 7 9 N/A N/A
Male friends N/A N/A 8 10
Geographic dispersal
 Same village 34% 27% 55% 31%
 Same sub-county 51% 54% 34% 62%
 Diff. sub-county 5% 9% 6% 5%
 Diff. district 10% 9% 4% 3%
  1. *Remainder are those who are either in the “unknown” relation category or “far relation”