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Table 1 Wave-length characteristics of four differing sample restrictions based on seed productivity

From: Does size really matter? A sensitivity analysis of number of seeds in a respondent-driven sampling study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Canada

  Overall (n = 719) >0 Wave (n = 669) >1 Wave (n = 594) >2 Waves (n = 537)
Seedsa n(% of sample remaining) 119 (16.6%) 69 (10.3%) 37 (6.2%) 25 (4.7%)
Wave length mean (median) 1.75 (1.00) 3.01 (2.00) 4.76 (3.00) 6.08 (5.00)
Wave length range 0–16 1–16 2–16 3–16
  1. aNumber of seeds corresponds with number of chains