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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Experience of finding footwear and factors contributing to footwear choice in people with gout: a mixed methods study using a web-based survey

Male gender, n (%) 48 (58)
Age group, n (%)
 16–25 years 2 (2)
 26–35 years 7 (8)
 36–45 years 7 (8)
 46–55 years 17 (20)
 56–65 years 23 (28)
 66–75 years 21 (25)
 76 years or older 6 (7)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 American Indian or Alaskan Native 1 (1)
 Asian 4 (5)
 Black or African American 2 (2)
 Hispanic 4 (5)
 White/Caucasian 70 (84)
 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (1)
 Māori 1 (1)
Gout disease duration, n (%)
 Less than 6 months 22 (27)
 6 months to 1 year 10 (12)
 1–5 years 22 (27)
 6–10 years 13 (16)
 11–15 years 5 (6)
 More than 15 years 11 (13)
Number of gout flares in past 3 months, n (%)
 None 16 (19)
 1–2 47 (57)
 3 or more 20 (24)
 Gout affecting the feet, n (%) 77 (93)
 Tophi affecting the feet, n (%) 29 (35)
Location of gout flares in the feet, n (%)
 Big toe joint 59 (73)
 Big toe 20 (25)
 Lesser toes 18 (22)
 Midfoot 21 (26)
 Ankle 26 (32)
 Heel 8 (10)
 Other 10 (12)
 Current foot pain, n (%) 73 (88)
Gout medications, n (%)
 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 27 (33)
 Corticosteroids 9 (11)
 Colchicine 24 (29)
 Allopurinol 34 (41)
 Febuxostat 5 (6)
 No medication 8 (10)