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Table 4 Frequencies - n (%) of the dichotomised responses to each of the MFPDI items for the total sample and according to sex

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

MFPDI item Total (n = 104) Men (n = 40) Women (n = 64) p
I avoid walking outside at all 35 (33.7) 9 (22.5) 26 (40.6) 0.057
I avoid walking distances 72 (69.2) 28 (70.0) 44 (68.8) 0.893
I don't walk in a normal way 52 (50.0) 15 (37.5) 37 (57.8) 0.044*
I walk slowly 68 (65.4) 27 (67.5) 41 (64.1) 0.720
I have to stop and rest my feet 60 (57.7) 19 (47.5) 41 (64.1) 0.096
I avoid hard or rough surfaces where possible 69 (66.3) 22 (55.0) 47 (73.4) 0.053
I avoid standing for a long time 82 (78.8) 29 (72.5) 53 (82.8) 0.210
I catch the bus or use the car more often 80 (76.9) 32 (80.0) 48 (75.0) 0.556
I need help with housework/shopping 39 (37.5) 9 (22.5) 30 (46.9) 0.012*
I still do everything but with more pain or discomfort 79 (76.0) 25 (62.5) 54 (84.4) 0.011*
I get irritable when my feet hurt 64 (61.5) 21 (52.5) 43 (67.2) 0.134
I feel self-conscious about my feet 30 (28.8) 6 (15.0) 24 (37.5) 0.014*
I get self-conscious about the shoes I have to wear 12 (11.5) 2 (5.0) 10 (15.6) 0.099
I have constant pain in feet 68 (65.4) 21 (52.5) 47 (73.4) 0.029*
My feet are worse in the morning 43 (41.3) 17 (42.5) 26 (40.6) 0.850
My feet are more painful in the evening 51 (49.0) 22 (55.0) 29 (45.3) 0.336
I get shooting pains in my feet 63 (60.6) 20 (50.0) 43 (67.2) 0.893
  1. * significant difference between men and women (χ2, p<0.05)
  2. Note: Responses dichotomised by combining the "some days" and "most days/every day" categories.