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Table 2 Patient and practitioner characteristics of the three clusters

From: Custom-made foot orthoses: an analysis of prescription characteristics from an Australian commercial orthotic laboratory

  Cluster 1 (n = 224) Cluster 2 (n = 540) Cluster 3 (n = 236) p
Patient
 Sexa
  Male 96 (42.9) 195 (36.7) 110 (48.2) 0.009
  Female 128 (57.1) 337 (63.3) 118 (51.8)  
  Age – mean (SD) yearsa 44.4 (22.1) 44.0 (19.9) 33.3 (21.6) <0.001
Practitioner
 Location
  Victoriaa 130 (58.0) 416 (77.0) 180 (76.3) <0.001
  New South Walesa 31 (13.8) 45 (8.3) 30 (12.7) 0.041
  ACTa 34 (15.2) 8 (1.5) 7 (3.0) <0.001
  Queensland 8 (3.6) 12 (2.2) 8 (3.4) 0.491
  Western Australiaa 3 (1.3) 30 (5.6) 3 (1.3) <0.001
  Tasmania 8 (3.6) 17 (3.2) 2 (0.9) 0.132
  South Australia 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.182
  Hong Konga 8 (3.6) 2 (0.4) 0 (0.0) <0.001
  1. asignificant difference between clusters according to chi-square analysis. ACT = Australian Capital Territory
  2. Values are n (%) unless otherwise stated