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Table 1 Confidence in managing CKD and DM in different age groups

From: Confidence and quality in managing CKD compared with other cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus: a linked study of questionnaire and routine primary care data

Confidence 0-34 35-54 55+ p
  N % N % N %  
Managing hypertension 23 100.0% 75 80.6% 29 93.5% 0.02
Managing hypertension in patients with CKD 16 69.6% 47 50.0% 24 77.4% 0.01
Managing hypertension in patients with CKD with DM 15 65.2% 52 55.3% 23 74.2% 0.16
Achieving lowered blood pressure in patients with CKD 17 73.9% 37 39.4% 19 61.3% 0.00
Interpreting eGFR to stage CKD 20 87.0% 58 61.7% 25 80.6% 0.02
Monitoring eGFR in patients with CKD 20 87.0% 58 61.7% 24 77.4% 0.03
Monitoring eGFR in CKD patient with DM 16 69.6% 48 51.1% 25 80.6% 0.01
Using urine protein results to manage DM 15 65.2% 37 39.4% 18 58.1% 0.03
Using urine protein results to manage CKD 12 52.2% 35 37.2% 15 48.4% 0.31
Using ACE inhibitors and/or ARB 22 95.7% 71 75.5% 26 83.9% 0.08
Using ACE inhibitors and/or ARB in patients with CKD 19 82.6% 55 58.5% 24 77.4% 0.03
Using other anti-hypertensives in patients with CKD 18 78.3% 54 57.4% 23 74.2% 0.08
Adding a loop diuretic drug (e.g. furosemide) to patients with CKD already on maximum dose of an ACE I and/or ARB 7 30.4% 26 27.7% 16 51.6% 0.05
Using referral guidelines to refer appropriate patients with DM to secondary care 12 52.2% 51 54.3% 26 83.9% 0.01
Using referral guidelines to refer appropriate patients with CKD to secondary care 13 56.5% 43 45.7% 25 80.6% 0.00
Overall management of patients with DM 15 65.2% 54 57.4% 26 83.9% 0.03
Overall management of patients with CKD 9 39.1% 44 46.8% 22 71.0% 0.03
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