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Table 4 Predictors of types of lower limbs vascular tests undertaken by podiatrists

From: Lower limb vascular assessment techniques of podiatrists in the United Kingdom: a national survey

  Observation, Doppler and pressure (ref) (n = 49) Observation alone (n = 29) Doppler alone (n = 50) Observation and Doppler (n = 97)
N (%) N (%) OR (95% CI) P N (%) OR (95% CI) P N (%) OR (95% CI) P
Education level Bachelor (ref) 30 (61.2%) 17 (58.6%)    28 (56.0%)    70 (72.1%)   
PG/Research 16 (32.6%) 9 (31.0%) −.10 (.32, 2.54) 0.85 18 (36.0%) 0.19 (0.51, 2.89) 0.65 24 (24.7%) −0.47 (0.28, 1.37) 0.24
Diploma 3 (6.2%) 3 (10.4%) 0.63 (0.34, 10.49) 0.47 4 (8.0%) 0.35 (0.29, 6.93) 0.66 3 (3.1%) −0.83 (0.08, 2.29) 0.33
Podiatry setting Public (ref) 33 (67.3%) 17 (58.6%)    34 (68.0%)    64 (66.0%)   
Private 16 (32.7%) 12 (41.4%) 0.44 (0.58, 4.14) 0.38 16 (32.0%) −0.05 (0.40, 2.26) 0.906 33 (34.0%) 0.12 (0.53, 2.39) 0.75
  1. Ref reference category, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, PG post graduate study. Bolded P indicates significant difference at < 0.05