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Table 6 Gender differences in MFPDI pain intensity items-n (%).

From: Age and gender differences in disabling foot pain using different definitions of the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index

MFPDI item Males (n = 88) Females (n = 135) Significance
I still do everything but with more pain or discomfort    
   None of the time 12 (13.6) 14 (10.4) p = 0.149†
   On some days 19 (21.6) 45 (33.6)  
   On most/every days 57 (64.8) 75 (56.0)  
I have constant pain in feet    
   None of the time 24 (27.3) 38 (28.1) p = 0.969
   On some days 26 (29.4) 41 (30.4)  
   On most/every days 38 (43.2) 56 (41.5)  
My feet are worse in the morning    
   None of the time 45 (51.1) 67 (50.8) p = 0.353†
   On some days 12 (13.6) 27 (20.5)  
   On most/every days 31 (35.2) 38 (28.8)  
My feet are more painful in the evening    
   None of the time 32 (36.8) 34 (25.4) p = 0.026*†
   On some days 15 (17.2) 44 (32.8)  
   On most/every days 40 (46.0) 56 (41.8)  
I get shooting pains in my feet    
   None of the time 49 (55.7) 53 (39.3) p = 0.055
   On some days 28 (31.8) 58 (43.0)  
   On most/every days 11 (12.5) 24 (17.8)  
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. † "Don't know" responses excluded from analysis
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