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Table 1 The definition and prevalence of each category of somatosensory impairment

From: The pace and prognosis of peripheral sensory loss in advanced age: association with gait speed and falls

  Definition Prevalence at baseline, n (%)
Intact Able to feel at least 3 monofilament touches out of 4 attempts for a 4.17 g monofilament in the left and right great toes 292 (83%)
Mild-moderate impairment Able to feel fewer than 3 monofilament touches out of 4 attempts for a 4.17 g monofilament in the left or right great toe and able to feel at least 3 monofilament touches out of 4 attempts for a 5.07 g monofilament in the left and right great toes 22 (6%)
Severe impairment Able to feel fewer than 3 monofilament touches out of 4 attempts for both 4.17 and 5.07 g monofilaments in the left or right great toe 37 (11%)