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Table 1 The characteristics of the study population

From: Factors associated with amputation among patients with diabetic foot ulcers in a Saudi population

Variable Not amputated Amputated
Gender (number of patients)
 Male 31 24
 Female 18 9
Age, mean (SD) (years) 60.0 (11.4) 66 (12.6)
Duration of diabetes, mean (SD) (years) 8.5 (3.6) 6.8 (4)
Haemoglobin A1c, mean (SD) 4.8 (2.8) 3.8 (2.8)
Triglycerides, mean (SD) 1.7 (1.9) 1.8 (1.7)
Cholesterol, mean (SD) 3.8 (1.3) 4.2 (1.1)
Haemoglobin, mean (SD) 12.6 (1.2) 10 (2.3)
Total white blood cell count, mean (SD) (cells/cm2) × 103 10 (0.0015) 12.6 (0.0016)
Type of ulcer (number of patients)
 Ischaemic 21 8
 Neuropathic 11 13
 Mixed 17 12
Other comorbidities 18 11
History of hypertension 39 21
History of smoking 4 6
Wagner’s grade
 Grade 1 9 2
 Grade 2 14 14
 Grade 3 11 11
 Grade 4 12 6
 Grade 5 2 0