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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 233)

From: Management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions prior to public-sector orthopaedic referral in South Australia

Characteristic median (IQR)
Age, years 57.7 (18.5)
Gender, no. women (%) 154 (66.1)
Height, cm 168.0 (15.0)
Weight, kg 84.0 (29.5)
BMI, kg/m2 29.3 (8.7)
SED 4 (4)
Duration of symptoms, months 55.0 (96)
History of foot surgery, n (%) 61 (26.2)
EQ VAS 65.0 (30.0)
MOXFQ domains
 Walking/standing 75.0 (42.9)
 Pain 70.0 (30.0)
 Social interaction 56.3 (43.7)
 MOXFQ-index 68.8 (31.3)
Co-morbidity n (%)
 Heart disease 20 (8.6)
 Hypertension 91 (39.1)
 Lung disease 16 (6.9)
 Diabetes 28 (12.0)
 Anaemia or other blood disease 6 (2.6)
 Kidney disease 5 (2.1)
 Liver disease 4 (1.7)
 Depression 79 (33.9)
 Cancer 9 (3.9)
 History of stroke 8 (3.4)
 Osteoarthritis 115 (49.4)
 Back pain 132 (56.7)
 Rheumatoid arthritis 44 (18.9)
 Other 52 (22.3)
participant knowledge and expectations n (%)
 Diagnosis given to participant 168 (72.1)
 Diagnosis known by participant 145 (62.2)
 Told by GP that they may need operation a 161 (71.2)
 participant thinks that they need an operation b 165 (77.1)
  1. a 7 participants did not answer, b 19 participants did not answer
  2. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, cm centimetres, EQ VAS EuroQoL visual analogue scale, GP General Practitioner, IQR interquartile range, kg kilograms, m metres, MOXFQ Manchester-Oxford Foot and Ankle Questionnaire, SED socio-economic disadvantage