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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics for patients who attended at least one appointment at the Podiatric Rheumatology Clinic (n = 157 patients)

From: An evaluation of podiatry service use for people with inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a review of a rheumatology podiatry clinic in Aotearoa New Zealand

Age group, years, n (%) < 10 0 (0.0%)
11–20 1 (0.6%)
21–30 5 (3.2%)
31–40 12 (7.6%)
41–50 17 (10.8%)
51–60 29 (18.5%)
61–70 40 (25.5%)
71–80 42 (26.8%)
81–90 11 (7.0%)
90+ 0 (0.0%)
Gender, n (%) Male 36 (22.9%)
Female 121 (77.1%)
Ethnicity, n (%) New Zealand Māori 5 (3.2%)
Pacific peoples 4 (2.5%)
New Zealand European 116 (73.9%)
Asian 22 (14.0%)
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African 2 (1.3%)
Not reported 8 (5.1%)
Rheumatic diseasea, n (%) Gout 8 (5.1%)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 4 (2.6%)
Other spondylarthritis 8 (5.1%)
Psoriatic arthritis 14 (8.9%)
Rheumatoid arthritis 123 (78.3%)
Scleroderma 2 (1.3%)
Systemic lupus erythematosus 7 (4.5%)
Other 6 (3.8%)
Disease duration, years, mean (SD), range 19.6 (14.6), 0.5–79.0
Referrer, n (%) Rheumatologist 89 (56.7%)
Self-referred 30 (19.1%)
General practitioner 9 (5.7%)
Other (Physiotherapist, general podiatry clinic) 9 (5.7%)
Unknown 20 (12.7%)
Wait time (days) from referral to podiatry appointmentb, median (range) 57.0 (1–2134)
Total podiatry appointments per patient, mean (SD), range 10 (15.2), 1–71
Total duration of podiatry service provision per patient, days, mean (SD), range 731.3 (1109.8), 1–4319
Average time between appointments per patientc, days, mean (SD), range 122.9 (188.4), 9–1437
  1. a15 patients had 2 rheumatic diseases, and 1 patient had 4 rheumatic diseases
  2. bData available from n = 87 patients; cBased on 110 patients with more than one appointment