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Table 2 Comparison of socioeconomic status, foot care and behavioural characteristics of the two groups

From: Phenotypes and outcomes in middle-aged patients with diabetic foot ulcers: a retrospective cohort study

 All
(N = 422)
Middle-aged
(N=175)
Elderly
(N = 247)
p
Social-economic status
 Medical insurance (yes/ no)310/112128/47182/650.901
 Income level (high/moderate/low)178/176/6869/78/28109/98/400.569
 Live alone (yes/no)32/39014/16118/2290.901
 Housing conditions (good/moderate/bad)148/255/1961/104/1087/151/90.598
    Educationallevel (primary school /secondaryschool/university)198/168/5651/85/39147/83/17<0.001
Foot care and behavioural characteristics
 Walking barefoot (yes/no)51/37126/14925/2220.139
 Performanceoffoot inspection (usually/sometimes/seldom)121/247/5455/92/2866/155/260.082
    Knowledge of foot lesion danger signals (yes/ no)168/25477/9891/1560.331
    Foot education received (yes/ no)375/47152/23223/240.141
   Diabetic clinic visits(>  2/1–2/<  1 per year)113/267/4242/114/1971/153/230.592