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Table 6 Gender and routes of access to foot care servicesa

From: Prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a United Kingdom based cross-sectional survey

Referral route Podiatry (n = 204) (Number (%) Orthotics (n = 192) Number (%) Orthopaedics (n = 92)Number (%)
  Female n = 158 (77.5) Male n = 46 (22.5) Female n = 151 (78.6) Male n = 41 (23.4) Female n = 77 (83.7) Male n = 15 (16.3)
Self Any podiatry 47 (29.7) 9 (20.0) 3 (2.0) 0 (0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0)
Independent 30 (19.0) 9 (20.0) 2 (1.3) 0 (0) 2 (2.6) 1 (6.7)
GP 35 (22.2) 19 (41.3) 19 (12.6) 6(14.6) 16 (20.7) 9 (60.7)
Hospital 42 (26.6) 8 (17.4) 126 (83.4) 33 (80.2) 55 (71.4) 5 (33.3)
Community nurse 2 (1.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0)
Other 2 (1.3) 1 (2.2) 1 (0.7) 2 (1.0) 2 (2.6) 0 (0)
Missing data 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. a ≥ 2 services accessed