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Table 3—

Univariate analysis of fall-related fracture risk in 400 patients with a prior foot ulcer

Variablen% AffectedCrude odds ratio95% CI
Sex     
 F 7.7 3.59 1.2–10.6* 
 M 2.3   
Foot sensation     
 Insensate feet 3.0 0.71 0.24–2.05 
 Sensate feet 4.2   
Comorbid conditions     
 ≥1 comorbid conditions 2.6 0.41 0.13–1.22 
 No comorbid conditions 6.2   
Diabetes duration ≥25 years 8.9 6.34 1.08–37.1* 
Footwear     
 Wearing own footwear (control subjects) 11 6.9 5.8 1.6–21.6 
 Wearing special study footwear 1.25   
Fractures rate     
 Men  12.4 fractures/1,000 person-years  5.0–25.6 
 Women  40.2 fractures/1,000 person-years  16.2–82.8 
Variablen% AffectedCrude odds ratio95% CI
Sex     
 F 7.7 3.59 1.2–10.6* 
 M 2.3   
Foot sensation     
 Insensate feet 3.0 0.71 0.24–2.05 
 Sensate feet 4.2   
Comorbid conditions     
 ≥1 comorbid conditions 2.6 0.41 0.13–1.22 
 No comorbid conditions 6.2   
Diabetes duration ≥25 years 8.9 6.34 1.08–37.1* 
Footwear     
 Wearing own footwear (control subjects) 11 6.9 5.8 1.6–21.6 
 Wearing special study footwear 1.25   
Fractures rate     
 Men  12.4 fractures/1,000 person-years  5.0–25.6 
 Women  40.2 fractures/1,000 person-years  16.2–82.8 
*

P < 0.05;

P < 0.01.

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