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Table 3 Univariate analysis of non-fallers and fallersa. Data presented as mean (SD) unless specified

From: Foot and ankle characteristics associated with falls in adults with established rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

  Non-fallers n = 82 Fallers n = 119 P value
Clinical features    
 Disease duration 13.6 (12.8) 17.4 (13.9) 0.03
 HAQ-II 0.76 (0.60) 0.98 (0.62) 0.01
 Number of co-morbid conditions 0.96 (0.92) 1.33 (1.11) 0.02
 Vascular disease, n (%) 6 (7) 23 (19) 0.03
 Fear of falling (short FES-I) 11 (5) 13 (5) 0.002
Foot and ankle features    
 Tender joint count (lower limb) 4.98 (6.9) 6.63 (7.37) 0.04
 Peak plantar pressure midfoot, kPa 100 (44) 122 (71) 0.007
 Patient-reported foot impairment (FISAP) 12 (9) 16 (8) 0.002
  1. aComparisons with P < 0.05 are shown
  2. HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, FES-I Falls Efficacy Scale-International, FIS AP Foot Impact Scale Activities/Participation subscale