Table 1

Confounding variables differing significantly between consultant groups

VariableNon-specialistsDistrict hospital specialistsTertiary specialistsStatistical significance (p value)
Median age (years)121214< 0.001
Median duration of diabetes (years)435< 0.001
% Not living with both parents2824180.04
Median Townsend score−0.42−0.51−1.220.03