Table 5

Analysis of potential confounders in both groups

VariablesGroupP values for likelihood ratio
Non-interventionalInterventional
n%n%
Age in years20–292177.82076.90.476
30–39622.2519.2
40–4900.013.8
5000.000.0
GenderFemale829.61246.20.214
Male1970.41453.8
Postgraduate medical degreeNone2385.22388.50.387
MD13.700.0
MCPS13.700.0
FCPS27.427.7
MRCP00.013.8
Duration of work since graduation<2 years1866.71350.00.009
2–4 years933.3726.9
5–7 years00.0623.1
Number of patients with diabetes mellitus seen daily<10311.11038.50.135
10–201555.61038.5
21–30622.2415.4
31–40311.127.7
  • As can be seen from the above table, only duration of work of respondents since graduation from medical school was statistically significantly different between the two groups. The rest of the demographic variables were similar in both groups.