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Table 1 Participant demographic and disease characteristics

From: An evaluation of seasonal variations in footwear worn by adults with inflammatory arthritis: a cross-sectional observational study using a web-based survey

  Male Female Total
Gender, no. (%) 29 (16) 156 (84) 185 (100)
Age groups, no. (%)    
16-25 years 1 (3) 5 (3) 6 (3)
26-35 years 4 (14) 9 (6) 13 (7)
36-45 years 4 (14) 13 (8) 17 (9)
45-65 years 6 (21) 73 (47) 79 (43)
66-75 years 9 (31) 39 (25) 48 (26)
Over 75 years 5 (17) 17 (11) 22 (12)
Ethnicity, no. (%)    
Maori 1 (3) 5 (3) 6 (3)
European 27 (93) 142 (91) 169 (91)
Pacific Islander 1 (3) 2 (1) 3 (2)
Asian 0 (0) 7 (4) 7 (4)
Geographic location, no. (%)    
North Island 21 (72) 105 (67) 126 (68)
South Island 8 (28) 51 (33) 59 (32)
Employment status, no. (%)    
Employed 12 (41) 76 (49) 88 (48)
Voluntary work 3 (10) 14 (9) 17 (9)
Unemployed 1 (3) 11 (7) 12 (7)
Retired 14 (48) 58 (37) 72 (39)
On a benefit 2 (7) 20 (13) 22 (12)
Arthritic condition, no. (%)    
Rheumatoid Arthritis 11 (38) 54 (35) 65 (35)
Gout 5 (17) 7 (4) 12 (6)
Systemic Sclerosis 0 (0) 3 (2) 3 (2)
Fibromyalgia 2 (7) 13 (8) 15 (8)
Lupus 0 (0) 9 (6) 9 (5)
Osteoarthritis 13 (45) 93 (60) 106 (57)
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 0 (0) 2 (1) 2 (1)
Psoriatic Arthritis 2 (7) 13 (8) 15 (8)
Spondyloarthropathy 3 (10) 11 (7) 14 (7)
Other 2 (7) 15 (10) 17 (9)
Disease duration, no. (%)    
6 weeks to 6 months 1 (3) 2 (1) 3 (2)
6 months to 1 year 0 (0) 9 (6) 9 (5)
1-5 years 8 (28) 40 (26) 48 (26)
5-10 years 6 (21) 38 (24) 44 (24)
More than 10 years 14 (48) 67 (43) 81 (44)
Foot Pain VAS (0–10), mean (SD) 5.0 (2.8) 5.5 (2.4) 5.4 (2.4)
Insoles or orthotics prescribed by podiatrist or other healthcare professional, no. (%)* 15 (63) 101 (68) 116 (67)
Has footwear from Orthotics Centre, no. (%)* 8 (33) 23 (15) 31 (18)
Wears footwear from Orthotics Centre, no. (%)    
All the time 3 (38) 5 (22) 8 (26)
Occasionally 3 (38) 11 (48) 14 (45)
Never 2 (25) 7 (30) 9 (29)
Receives regular podiatry treatment, no. (%)* 6 (25) 42 (28) 48 (28)
Last visited a podiatrist, no. (%)*    
Less than 1 month 2 (8) 16 (11) 18 (10)
1-2 months 0 (0) 6 (4) 6 (3)
3-6 months 4 (17) 20 (13) 24 (14)
7-12 months 3 (13) 12 (8) 15 (9)
13-24 months 2 (8) 13 (9) 15 (9)
More than 2 years ago 4 (17) 42 (28) 46 (27)
Never 9 (37) 40 (27) 49 (28)
  1. *n = 173.