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Table 2 Baseline demographic characteristics of the participating patients with Morton’s neuroma a

From: Cost-effectiveness of steroid (methylprednisolone) injections versus anaesthetic alone for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial (MortISE trial)

  Control group (n = 55) Steroid group (n = 54)
Gender   
 Male 9 (16%) 10 (19%)
 Female 46 (84%) 44 (81%)
Age (year)   
Mean (SD); range 52.6 (12.3); 26-76 54.3 (12.2); 28-79
Current smoker   
 Smoker 6 (11%) 6 (11%)
 Ex-smoker 17 (31%) 17 (32%)
 Non-smoker 32 (58%) 30 (56%)
 Missing 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
Employment   
 In employment 34 (62%) 33 (61%)
 Retired 12 (22%) 12 (22%)
 Housework 7 (13%) 5 (9%)
 Other 2 (4%) 3 (6%)
 Missing 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
Education   
 Continued after the  minimum school  leaving ageb   
  Yes 31 (56%) 32 (60%)
  No 24 (44%) 21 (39%)
  Missing 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
 Degree or equivalentb   
  Yes 18 (33%) 19 (35%)
  No 37 (67%) 35 (65%)
  Missing 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Body Mass Index (BMI) (kg/m 2 )   
Mean (SD); range 27.7 (4.2); 21.3-40.7 27.7 (5.4); 21.1-52.1
  1. aFigures are numbers (percentages) of the patients unless stated otherwise. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
  2. bThese two categories are not mutually exclusive.