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Table 1 Participant baseline data at recruitment; means (standard deviation) are shown for continuous outcomes and counts and percentages for categorical outcomes

From: Ankle injury rehabilitation (AIR): a feasibility randomised controlled trial comparing functional bracing to plaster cast in the treatment of adult ankle fractures

Characteristic Arm A (n = 25) Arm B (n = 25) Total (n = 50)
Age (years) 42.7 (14.9) 40.7 (17.1) 41.7 (15.9)
Gender male, n (%) 14 (56%) 10 (40%) 24 (48%)
Gender female, n (%) 11 (44%) 15 (60%) 26 (52%)
Height (cm) 170.8 (10.0) 171.3 (10.7) 171.1 (10.2)
Weight (kg) 87.9 (24.0) 84.2 (18.4) 86.2 (21.4)
Fracture of the lateral malleolus, n (%) 21 (84%) 21 (84%) 42 (84%)
Fracture of the medial malleolus, n (%) 8 (32%) 10 (40%) 18 (36%)
Fracture of the posterior malleolus, n (%) 3 (12%) 3 (12%) 6 (12%)
Weber classification, n (%)
 A 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (4%)
 B 18 (72%) 17 (68%) 35 (70%)
 C 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 5 (10%)
Operative patient, n (%) 15 (60%) 16 (64%) 31 (62%)
Previous problems with the lower limb on the injured side, n (%) 3 (12%) 8 (32%) 11 (22%)
Side of Injury, n (%)
 Right 14 (56%) 15 (60%) 29 (58%)
 Left 11 (44%) 10 (40%) 21 (42%)
Patients diagnosed with diabetes, n (%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 3 (6%)
Patient regular and current smoker 6 (24%) 7 (28%) 13 (26%)