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Table 4 State-based participant foot-health characteristics

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

VariableTasmania (n = 443)Victoria (n = 456)p
Sex
 Male262 (59.1)244 (53.5)0.09
 Female181 (40.9)212 (46.5)
Age64 (12.9)70 (11.7)< 0.0001a
Diabetes type
 Type 161 (13.8)22 (4.8)< 0.0001a
 Type 2382 (86.2)434 (95.2)
Diagnosed > 20 years+129 (29.6)93 (20.8)0.002a
Current smoker51 (11.5)61 (13.4)0.40
Knowledge of ideal HbA1c target (mmol/L)
  ≤ 7.5224 (50.6)184 (40.4)0.002a
  > 7.5 or don’t know219 (49.4)272 (55.4)
 IRSD decile (median (IQR))3 (2–5)3 (2–4)0.33
Rurality of residence
 Inner regional168 (37.9)403 (88.4) 
 Outer regional240 (54.2)53 (11.6)< 0.0001a
 Remote or very remote35 (7.9)0 (−) 
UT Risk Classification
 No neuropathy159 (35.9)192 (42.1)N/A
 Neuropathy63 (14.2)86 (18.9)
 Neuropathy with deformity11 (2.5)74 (16.2)
 History of pathology79 (17.8)43 (9.4)
 Neuropathic ulcer67 (15.1)37 (8.1)
 Acute Charcot6 (1.4)2 (0.4)
 Infection19 (4.3)6 (1.3)
 Ischaemia39 (8.8)16 (3.5)
Consolidated UT Risk Classification
 No neuropathy159 (35.9)192 (42.1) 
 Neuropathy/neuropathy with deformity74 (16.7)160 (35.1)< 0.0001a
 History of, or current, pathology210 (47.4)104 (22.8) 
  1. Notes: Data presented as n (%) or mean (SD) or IRSD decile (median (IQR)). Percentages are reported by column. +15 participants who could not provide duration of diabetes information excluded from this calculation. N/A: not reported due to small expected cell frequencies. aStatistically significant