Table 2

Logistic regression predicting pass at first attempt of FRCOphth Part 1

Exp(B)Sig.WaldBVariable95% CI for exp(B)
LowerUpper
Sex—men0.91413.2970.0002.4941.5264.077
Ethnicity5.9340.313
Asian or Asian British−0.4923.5670.0590.6110.3671.019
Black or black British−1.2632.6780.1020.2830.0621.283
Mixed−1.0401.1270.2880.3540.0522.410
No record (missing and not stated)−0.3060.2940.5880.7360.2442.226
Other ethnic groups−0.4000.6660.4140.6710.2571.751
EPM normal deviate0.90035.9550.0002.4591.8323.299
Training programme at time examination taken —OST reference category14.4300.002
No training record−1.38713.9850.0000.2500.1210.517
Foundation−0.8798.1540.0040.4150.2270.759
Other specialtyincluding general practice−21.4670.0000.9990.0000.000
Constant0.2080.3450.5571.232
Overall model Χ2=92.701
  • Cases with EPM scores only (applying from 2012 onwards) N=380, missing data in 10 cases.

  • EPM, educational performance measure; FRCOphth, Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists; OST, ophthalmology specialty training.