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Table 2 Self-reported confidence levels in diagnosing retinopathy and the use of intravenous insulin.

From: Training tomorrow's doctors in diabetes: self-reported confidence levels, practice and perceived training needs of post-graduate trainee doctors in the UK. A multi-centre survey

  CR1 CR2 CR3 CR4 No Answer Total
Diagnosing Retinopathy       
All respondents (82) 42 (51%) 22 (27%) 11 (13%) 5 (6%) 2 (2%) 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 9 (47%) 4 (21%) 3 (16%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 28 (58%) 14 (29%) 4 (8%) 2 (4%) 0 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 1(25%) 3 (75%) 0 0 0 4 (100%)
Commencing IV insulin       
All respondents (82) 15 (18%) 20 (24%) 18 (22%) 29 (35%) 0 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 7 (37%) 7 (37%) 3 (16%) 2 (11%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 6 (13%) 11 (23%) 12 (25%) 19 (40%) 0 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 1(25%) 1(25%) 0 2(50%) 0 4 (100%)
Titrating IV insulin       
All respondents (82) 14 (17%) 24 (29%) 26 (32%) 18 (22%) 0 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 8 (42%) 7 (37%) 3 (16%) 1 (5%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 4 (8%) 14 (29%) 19 (40%) 11 (23%) 0 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 0 1(25%) 1(25%) 2(50%) 0 4 (100%)
Prescribing IV fluids       
All respondents (n = 82) 4 (5%) 21 (26%) 26 (32%) 30 (36%) 1 (1%) 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 0 10 (53%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 4 (8%) 9 (19%) 17 (35%) 17 (35%) 1 (2%) 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 0 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 0 1(25%) 1(25%) 2(50%) 0 4 (100%)
  1. n = 82. CR1 = not confident; CR2 = 'satisfactory but lacking confidence; CR3 = confident in some cases and CR4 = fully confident in most cases. n = 82. Results expressed as n (%)
  2. n = 8, results shown as n (%)