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Table 1 Participant characteristics at baseline

From: Flip-flop footwear with a moulded foot-bed for the treatment of foot pain: a randomised controlled trial

Characteristic Control (n = 54) Flip-Flop (n = 54)
Sex Male 23 (43) Male 27 (50)
  Female 31 (57) Female27 (50)
Age (mean ± SD in years) 49.1 ± 16.9 48.6 ± 14.1
Duration of foot pain (mean ± SD in weeks) 71.3 ± 179.3 63.5 ± 163.4
 Location of pain
 Rearfoot 11 (20) 15 (28)
 Midfoot 12 (22) 11 (20)
 Forefoot 22 (41) 18 (33)
 General foot 9 (17) 10 (19)
 Does regular exercise 49 (87) 47 (85)
Medical Conditionsa
 Diabetes 3 (5.5) 8 (14.8)
 Osteoarthritis 12 (22.2) 10 (18.5)
 High blood pressure 24 (44.4) 23 (42.6)
 Heart disease 4 (7.4) 5 (9.3)
 Lung disease 6 (11.1) 2 (3.7)
 Hormone replacement therapy 0 (0) 3 (5.5)
 Hypercholesterolemia 16 (29.6) 23 (42.6)
 Rheumatoid arthritis 1 (1.9) 2 (3.7)
 Back pain 8 (14.8) 11 (20.4)
 Depression 5 (9.3) 5 (9.3)
  1. Values are number (%) unless otherwise statedaSome participants reported multiple medical conditions