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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of sample (n = 92)

From: The Shoulder Function Index (SFInX): a clinician-observed outcome measure for people with a proximal humeral fracture

Characteristics   no. (%) or Mean ± SD (range)
Participants   92 (100%)
 Men   13 (14%)
 Women   79 (86%)
Age (years)   63.5 ± 13.9 (23–92)
Living situation   
 Alone   23 (25%)
 With spouse/family   69 (75%)
Time after fracture (weeks)   26.5 ± 15.1 (5–52)
 1–3 months   20 (22%)
 4–6 months   30 (33%)
 7–9 months   19 (20%)
 10–12 months   23 (25%)
Fracture side   
 Right   42 (46%)
 Left   50 (54%)
Fracture of dominant side   
 Yes   44 (48%)
 No   48 (52%)
Fracture management   
 Conservative   74 (80%)
 Surgical ORIF 16 (17%)
  Hemi 2 (2%)
Fracture classifications   no. (%) per fracture type
 AO classification A n = 53 (58%)
   1 (n = 19), 2 (n = 26), 3 (n = 8)
  B n = 36 (39%)
   1 (n = 24), 2 (n = 11), 3 (n = 1)
  C n = 3 (3%)
   1 (n = 1), 2 (n = 1), 3 (n = 1)
 Neer classification 2-part n = 55 (60%)
   2FD ant (n = 4) 2GT (n = 15),
   2aSN (n = 22), 2bSN (n = 9),
   2cSN (n = 5)
  3-part n = 35 (38%)
   3FD ant (n = 2), 3GT (n = 31),
   3LT (n = 2)
  4-part n = 2 (2%)
   4-part (n = 2)
 Hertel classification   1 (n = 30), 2 (n = 1), 3 (n = 19),
   7 (n = 32), 8 (n = 1), 9 (n = 5),
   10 (n = 1), 12 (n = 3)
  1. ORIF, open reduction internal fixation; Hemi, hemiarthroplasty; FD ant, anterior fracture dislocation; GT, greater tuberosity; SN, surgical neck; LT, lesser tuberosity.