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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: A survey of foot problems in community-dwelling older Greek Australians

Age (years) 73.0 (5.3)
Sex - n (%)  
   Female 64 (61.5)
   Male 40 (38.5)
Country of birth - n (%)  
   Greece 59 (56.7)
   Cyprus 41 (39.4)
   Egypt 2 (1.9)
   Armenia 1 (1.0)
   Australia 1 (1.0)
Education (years) 5.6 (3.4)
Living arrangements - n (%)  
   Live alone 16 (15.4)
   Live with spouse and/or children 88 (84.6)
Major medical conditions - n (%)  
   Heart problems 64 (61.5)
   Peripheral vascular disease 60 (57.7)
   Osteoarthritis 80 (76.9)
Hips 57 (54.8)
Hands/wrists 41 (39.4)
Spine 39 (37.5)
Knees 24 (23.1)
Feet 9 (8.7)
   Cancer 24 (23.1)
   Stroke 10 (9.6)
   Diabetes 5 (4.8)
   Rheumatoid arthritis 5 (4.8)
More than four medications - n (%) 43 (41.3)
Podiatry utilisation/need - n (%)  
   Difficulty finding comfortable shoes 39 (37.5)
   Currently receives podiatry 13 (12.5)
   Reasons given for not attending podiatry (n = 91) - n (%) 39 (37.5)
Foot problems not severe enough 38 (36.5)
Manage feet myself 8 (7.7)
Wasn't aware of podiatry services 2 (1.9)
Too expensive 2 (2.0)
Podiatrist too far away 1 (1.0)
General practitioner manages foot problems 1 (1.0)
Don't like doctors 1 (1.0)
   Needs more help looking after feet 42 (40.4)
Foot assessment - n (%)  
   Moderate to severe hallux valgus 18 (17.0)
   Hyperkeratotic lesions 29 (28.8)
  1. Values are mean (SD) unless otherwise stated