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Table 4 Characteristics of outdoor falls: Features of the physical environment

From: Characteristics of outdoor falls among older people: a qualitative study

Code Subcode Frequency of comments – no. of participants1 Frequency of comments - in total2
Season    
  Spring 2 2
  Summer 4 4
  Autumn 3 3
  Winter 6 6
  Total 15 15
Time of day    
  Morning 4 4
  Afternoon 2 2
  Evening 2 2
  Total 8 8
Weather    
  Wet 5 6
  Cold 2 2
  Icy 1 1
  Warm 1 1
  Sunny 7 7
  Total 16 17
Lighting    
  Dark 4 5
Location    
  In/crossing road 18 22
  Car park 5 6
  Near home 9 11
  Garden 4 4
  Near shops 12 13
  Getting on a bus 1 1
  Getting off a bus 1 1
  Marina/promenade 2 3
  While on holiday 1 1
  Ambiguous 10 14
  Total 63 76
Footpath    
  Obstruction on footpath 2 2
  Pavement not flat 7 8
  Not on pavement 2 2
  Going down hill 2 2
  Climbing up hill 1 1
  Coming down steps 1 1
  Total 15 16
  1. 1At the participant level, i.e. each participant can only be counted once.
  2. 2At the overall level, i.e. each participant can be counted multiple times.