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Table 1 Demographic data of the study patients

From: Comparison of three plate system for lateral malleolar fixation

Subgroup Group A Group B Group C P-value
Davis-Weber Type A  
Patients (n) 8 8 8 -
Age (years) 46.9 ± 12.6 47.5 ± 12.0 47.8 ± 13.0 0.990a
BMI 22.9 ± 1.1 23.3 ± 1.0 23.2 ± 1.1 0.748a
Male (%) 6(75%) 6(75%) 6(75%) 1b
Smoker (%) 2(25%) 4(50%) 2(25%) 0.642b
Diabetic (%) 0(0%) 2(25%) 0(0%) 0.304b
Soft tissue injury  
Tsheme I 3 2 2 1b
Tscheme II 5 5 6
Tscheme III 0 1 0
Davis-Weber Type B  
Patients (n) 31 31 31 -
Age (years) 47.9 ± 12.9 48.9 ± 14.7 48.5 ± 12.0 0.959a
BMI 23.9 ± 1.5 23.8 ± 1.5 23.9 ± 1.5 0.921a
Male (%) 17(54.8%) 17(54.8%) 17(54.8%) 1c
Smoker (%) 13(41.9%) 12(38.7%) 12(38.7%) 1c
Diabetic (%) 2(6.5%) 0(0%) 1(3.2%) 0.77c
Soft tissue injury  
Tsheme I 8 11 7 0.810b
Tscheme II 21 19 22
Tscheme III 2 1 2
Davis-Weber Type C  
Patients (n) 10 10 10 -
Age (years) 46.7 ± 12.0 47.8 ± 11.4 47.4 ± 11.8 0.975a
BMI 23.1 ± 2.0 23.2 ± 2.0 23.3 ± 2.1 0.977a
Male (%) 6(60%) 6(60%) 6(60%) 1b
Smoker (%) 5(50%) 4(40%) 4(40%) 1b
Diabetic (%) 1(10%) 0(10%) 0(0%) 1b
Soft tissue injury  
Tsheme I 6 7 8 0.668b
Tscheme II 4 2 2
Tscheme III 0 1 0
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD) or number with percentage brackets (categorical data).
  2. aData were analyzed using the one-way ANOVA.
  3. bData were analyzed using the Fisher’s exact test.
  4. cData were analyzed using the Chi-square test.