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Table 4 Comparisons of the prevalence of TI according to attending doctors’ profile

From: Therapeutic inertia in proteinuria management among type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients in primary care settings: prevalence and associated risk factors

Doctor’s profile Total cases (n = 385) With TI (n = 155) Without TI (n = 230) Prevalence of TI = 40.3% P value
Sex      0.006
 Male 233 107 126 45.9%  
 Female 152 48 104 31.6%  
Duration of clinical practice
 Average (years) 15.3 ± 8.4 17.6 ± 9.4 13.8 ± 7.3   0.000
  ≤ 5 yrs 24 9 15 37.5% 0.005
 6–10 yrs 119 34 85 28.6%  
 11–19 yrs 151 64 87 42.4%  
  ≥ 20 yrs 91 48 43 52.7%  
Training status
 Non 86 47 38 54.7% 0.002
 With FM training 299 108 191 36.1% 0.313
 Basic FM trainee/DFM 74 26 48 35.1%  
 Intermediate fellow 130 42 88 32.3%  
 HKAM FM specialist 95 40 55 42.1%  
  1. Data are shown as mean ± standard deviation or No. (%) of cases