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Table 2 Participant characteristics of n = 899

From: The foot-health of people with diabetes in regional and rural Australia: baseline results from an observational cohort study

VariableMean (SD) or n (%) or Median (IQR)
Age (years)67.0 (12.7)
Sex (%)
 Male506 (56.3)
 Female393 (43.7)
Diabetes type (%)
 Type 183 (9.2)
 Type 2816 (90.8)
Diabetes duration (years)
 Newly diagnosed38 (4.2)
 1–5183 (20.4)
 6–10165 (18.4)
 11–15177 (19.7)
 16–2099 (11.0)
  > 20 years222 (24.7)
 Unknown15 (1.7)
Current smoker
 Yes114 (12.7)
 No785 (87.3)
Self-reported ideal HbA1c target (mmol/L)
  < 7.0349 (38.8)
 7.0–7.559 (6.6)
 7.6–8.028 (3.1)
  > 8.040 (4.4)
 Don’t know423 (47.1)
IRSD decile (median (IQR))3 (2–4)
Rurality of residence (ASGC)
 Metropolitan (RA1)0 (−)
 Inner regional (RA2)571 (63.5)
 Outer regional (RA3)293 (32.6)
 Remote (RA4)26 (2.9)
 Very remote (RA5)9 (1.0)
State of residence
 Tasmania443 (49.3)
 Victoria456 (50.7)
UT Risk Classification
 No neuropathy351 (39.0)
 Neuropathy149 (16.6)
 Neuropathy and deformity85 (9.5)
 History of pathology122 (13.6)
 Neuropathic ulcer104 (11.6)
 Acute Charcot8 (0.9)
 Infection25 (2.8)
 Ischaemia55 (6.1)