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Table 1 Practitioner Characteristics (n = 49)

From: A survey of chiropractors practicing in Germany: practice characteristics, professional reading habits, and attitudes and perceptions toward research

Variable Frequency (%)*
Age [mean (SD)] 38.3 (10.6)
Sex  
   Female 18 (37)
   Male 31 (63)
Nationality  
   German 29 (59)
   Other** 20 (41)
Chiropractic School  
   Anglo-European College of Chiropractic 17 (35)
   Logan College of Chiropractic 2 (4)
   National College of Chiropractic 4 (8)
   Northwestern College of Chiropractic 2 (4)
   Palmer College Davenport, Iowa 16 (33)
   Other 8 (16)
Years practiced [mean (SD)] 10.5 (9.7)
Years practiced in Germany [mean (SD)] (n = 44) 8.0 (8.3)
Years practiced at present location [mean (SD)] (n = 45) 6.3 (7.5)
Type of practice after graduation  
   Associate/Employee 32 (65)
   Solo Practice 7 (14)
   Graduate Education Program (GEP) 24 (49)
   Chiropractic Group practice 4 (8)
   Multi-Specialty Practice 2 (4)
   Other 3 (6)
Current type of practice  
   Associate/Employee 16 (33)
   Solo Practice 22 (45)
   Graduate Education Program (GEP) 2 (4)
   Chiropractic Group practice 12 (25)
   Multi-Specialty Practice 3 (6)
   Other 4 (8)
Practice setting (n = 48)  
   Rural (< 20,000) 9 (18)
   Town (20,000 – 50,000) 5 (10)
   Small City (50,000 – 100,000) 13 (27)
   Avg. City (100,000 – 250,000) 7 (14)
   Large City (> 250,000) 13 (27)
   Other 1 (2)
Promotion activities 30 (61)
Hours practice per week  
   10–20 hrs. 4 (8)
   21–30 hrs. 15 (31)
   31–40 hrs. 19 (39)
   More than 40 hrs. 11 (22)
Hours paperwork per week [mean (SD)] 4.2 (4.2)
Hours patient care per week [mean (SD)] 30.8 (10.9)
Patients per week [mean (SD)] 88.5 (70.1)
Percentage of patients under 6 years [mean (SD)] 6.8 (6.8)
Percentage of patients over 65 years [mean (SD)] 23.0 (12.8)
Percentage of female patients [mean (SD)] 60.2 (8.6)
Days to earliest appointment [mean (SD)] 6.9 (13.7)
  1. *Values reported in frequencies (%) unless otherwise noted.
  2. ** Other nationalities included American, Australian, British, Canadian, Danish, Norwegian, and South African.