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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents completing the first questionnaire (n = 567)

From: Evaluation of three patient reported outcome measures following operative fixation of closed ankle fractures

   %
Age years, mean (range) 57.5 (22.2–91.2)  
Female 322 56.8
Marital statusa
 Divorced/separated 77 13.6
 Cohabitant/married 379 66.8
 Single 47 8.3
 Widowed 46 8.1
Education
 Under 10 yrs 157 27.7
 10–12 yrs 206 36.3
 University 181 31.9
Body mass index (kg/m2), median range 27.4 (14.4–61.0)  
Current smoker 136 25.2
Diabetes 34 6.0
Fracture classification, Weber
 A 15 2.6
 B 383 67.5
 C 156 27.5
Fracture, clinical features
 Uni-malleolar 294 52.5
 Bimalleolar 128 22.9
 Trimalleolar 138 24.6
Physical status (ASA classification)
 Completely healthy fit 197 34.7
 Mild systemic disease 340 60.0
 Severe systemic disease, not incapacitating 30 5.3
Postoperative length of stay in days, median (range)
Surgery duration in minutes, median (range) 76.0 (7–352)  
Waiting time for surgery in days, median (range) 5.0 (0–68)  
  1. aPercentages do not sum to 100 due to missing data