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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients with plantar warts according to treatment preference

From: The effect of patients’ preference on outcome in the EVerT cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts (verruca) trial

Characteristic Treatment preference P value
Salicylic acid(N=28) Cryotherapy(N=86)* No preference(N=104)
Age (years)     
Median (interquartile range) 24.8 (16.6, 52.4) 24.2 (17.4, 41.9) 22.9 (18.6, 38.4) 0.76*
Gender     
Male 3 (10.7) 37 (44.1) 33 (31.7) 0.004
Female 25 (89.3) 47 (56.0) 71 (68.3)  
Reasons for seeking treatment**     
Painful 11 (39.9) 46 (54.8) 67 (64.4) 0.05
Unable to go swimming 8 (28.6) 21 (25.0) 32 (30.8) 0.69
Unable to participate in other sports 7 (25.0) 17 (20.2) 20 (19.2) 0.82
Other 16 (57.1) 39 (46.4) 40 (38.5) 0.18
  1. Values are n (%) unless otherwise stated.
  2. *2 participants had missing characteristics data.
  3. **Patients may have more than one reason for seeking treatment.