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Table 3 Primary ulcer characteristics of the sample

From: Characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers in Western Sydney, Australia

Characteristic Total participants
Anatomical Region, n = 195  
Hallux, no. (%) 41 (21%)
Digits, no. (%) 29 (14.9%)
Forefoot, no. (%) 71 (36.4%)
Midfoot, no. (%) 16 (8.2%)
Heel, no. (%) 38 (19.5%)
Location, n = 195  
Plantar, no. (%) 88 (45.1%)
Dorsal, no. (%) 29 (14.9%)
Lateral, no. (%) 27 (13.8%)
Medial, no. (%) 21 (10.8%)
Apex, no. (%) 30 (15.4%)
Side, n = 195  
Right, no. (%) 95 (48.7%)
Left, no. (%) 100 (51.3%)
Duration (weeks), n = 169 median (IQR*) 6 (3-16)
< 1 week, no. (%) 1 (0.6%)
1 week - 3 months (12 weeks), no. (%) 141 (83.4%)
> 3 months (12 weeks), no. (%) 27 (16.0%)
Size  
Length (median cm, IQR*), n = 184 1.5 (0.8-3)
Width (median cm, IQR*), n = 184 1 (0.5-2.0)
Depth (median cm, IQR*), n = 183 0.2 (0.1-0.8)
Cross sectional area (median cm2, IQR*), n = 183 1.5 (0.5-7.0)
Volume (median cm3, IQR*), n = 182 0.4 (0.11-3.0)
  1. *IQR: 25th to 75th percentile.