Table 1.

Baseline demographic characteristics of the internal medicine residents in the study

CharacteristicStudy value
Year of training, n (%)
    PGY 1166 (34.7)
    PGY 2187 (39.0)
    PGY 3126 (26.3)
        Total479
Female gender, n (%)204 (42.6)
International training (medical school/residency/fellowship), n (%)272 (56.8)
Distribution of residency programs (N = 75), n (%)
    northeast27 (36)
    midwest23 (31)
    south14 (19)
    west11 (14)
Setting of respondent's program, n (%)
    university program215 (44.9)
    community program264 (55.1)
Inhouse nephrology fellowship program, n (%)
    present268 (55.9)
    absent211 (44.1)
CKD clinic experience, n (%)
    yes160 (33.4)
    no319 (66.6)
Guidelines used to manage CKD, n (%)
KDOQI204 (42.6)
Not aware of any guidelines for CKD, n (%)132 (27.6)
Hypertension (JNC-7) and diabetes (ADA) guidelines, n (%)160 (33.4)
  • JNC, Joint National Committee; ADA, American Diabetes Association.