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Table 1 Characteristics of participants who opened and those whose responses were included in the analysis

From: Frequency of sharp wound debridement in the management of diabetes-related foot ulcers: exploring current practice

  All participants (who opened survey)
n = 100
Participants included in analyses
n = 75
Location of service
 Metropolitan 58 (64.4%) 47 (62.7%)
 Rural 24 (26.7%) 22 (29.3%)
 Remote 8 (8.9%)
N = 10 missing data
6 (8%)
Health sector
 Public – Community Health 16 (18%) 11 (14.7%)
 Public – Hospital 61 (68.5%) 52 (69.3%)
 Private 12 (31.5%) 11 (14.7%)
 Other N = 1 missing data N = 1 missing data
Discipline
 Podiatrist 66 (77.6%) 64 (85.3%)
 Nurse 19 (22%)
N = 15 missing data
11 (14.7%)
Years of podiatry experience
 Mean 13.3 13.3
 Median 13 13
 Range
* Podiatrists only
1–45 years 1–45 years
Number of clients treated with DFU each week
 < 1 per week 17 (20%) 13 (17.3%)
 1–4 per week 15 (17.6%) 12(16%)
 > 4 and < 10 per week 17 (20%) 15 (20%)
 10 or more per week 36 (42.4%)
N = 15 missing data
35 (46.7%)