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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: The effectiveness of salicylic acid plasters compared with ‘usual’ scalpel debridement of corns: a randomised controlled trial

   Corn Plaster   Scalpel   Total
   (n = 101)   (n = 101)   (N = 202)
Gender       
Male   42 (42%)   42 (42%)   84 (42%)
Female   59 (58%)   59 (58%)   118 (58%)
Centre       
1   58 (58%)   53 (53%)   111 (54%)
2   1 (1%)   1 (1%)   2 (1%)
3   7 (7%)   4 (4%)   11 (5%)
4   5 (5%)   4 (4%)   9 (4%)
5   10 (10%)   13 (14%)   23 (12%)
6   7 (7%)   6 (6%)   13 (6%)
7   13 (13%)   20 (20%)   33 (16%)
Number of corns evaluated       
1   48 (48%)   66 (65%)   114 (56%)
2   28 (28%)   23 (23%)   51 (25%)
3   24 (24%)   12 (12%)   36 (18%)
Missing   1 (1%)   0   1 (<1%)
  n Mean (SD) n Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
Age 101 58.5 (15.6) 101 59.7 (17.5) 202 59.1 (16.6)
Size of index corn (mm) 99 3.9 (1.7) 101 3.8 (1.8) 200 3.8 (1.8)
VAS pain (0–10) 100 5.71 (2.92) 101 4.87 (2.97) 201 5.29 (2.97)
EQ5D tariff 98 0.64 (0.30) 101 0.68 (0.28) 199 0.66 (0.29)
EQ5D VAS (0–100) 100 74.3 (19.6) 99 73.5 (20.3) 199 73.9 (19.9)