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Table 7 Gender differences in MFPDI functional limitation 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 avoid walking outside at all    
   None of the time 64 (72.7) 102 (75.6) p = 0.883
   On some days 17 (19.3) 24 (17.8)  
   On most/every days 7 (8.0) 9 (6.7)  
I avoid walking long distances    
   None of the time 34 (38.6) 42 (31.1) p = 0.140
   On some days 17 (19.3) 42 (31.1)  
   On most/every days 37 (42.0) 51 (37.8)  
I don't walk in a normal way    
   None of the time 51 (58.0) 55 (41.0) p = 0.034*†
   On some days 17 (19.3) 43 (32.1)  
   On most/every days 20 (22.7) 36 (26.9)  
I walk slowly    
   None of the time 35 (40.2) 47 (35.1) p = 0.058†
   On some days 16 (18.4) 44 (32.8)  
   On most/every days 36 (41.4) 43 (32.1)  
I have to stop and rest my feet    
   None of the time 44 (50.0) 58 (43.0) p = 0.252
   On some days 22 (25.0) 48 (25.6)  
   On most/every days 22 (25.0) 29 (21.5)  
I avoid hard or rough surfaces where possible    
   None of the time 46 (52.3) 43 (32.1) p = 0.011*†
   On some days 13 (14.8) 27 (20.1)  
   On most/every days 29 (33.0) 64 (47.8)  
I avoid standing for a long time    
   None of the time 28 (31.8) 26 (19.3) p = 0.087
   On some days 23 (26.1) 37 (27.4)  
   On most/every days 37 (42.0) 72 (53.3)  
I catch the bus or use the car more often    
   None of the time 50 (56.8) 60 (44.8) p = 0.209†
   On some days 8 (9.1) 17 (12.7)  
   On most/every days 30 (34.1) 57 (42.5)  
I need help with housework/shopping    
   None of the time 81 (92.0) 105 (77.8) p = 0.018*
   On some days 5 (5.7) 18 (13.3)  
   On most/every days 2 (2.3) 12 (8.9)  
I get irritable when my feet hurt    
   None of the time 42 (48.3) 47 (34.8) p = 0.133†
   On some days 30 (34.5) 57 (42.2)  
   On most/every days 15 (17.2) 31 (23.0)  
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. † "Don't know" responses excluded from analysis
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