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Table 2 Frequency n(%) of the chief complaint variables

From: A demographic and epidemiological study of a Mexican chiropractic college public clinic

Primary Complaint N(%)  
Head and Neck 82(16.4)  
Thoracic 63(12.6)  
Lumbar 146(29.2)  
Pelvis 42(8.4)  
Sacrum and coccyx 19(3.8)  
Extremities 140(28.0)  
Radiculopathy 2(.4)  
Other 6(1.2)  
Total 500(100)  
Secondary Complaint   
Head and Neck 15(5.3)  
Thoracic 27(9.6)  
Lumbar 77(27.4)  
Pelvis 33(11.7)  
Sacrum and coccyx 41(14.6)  
Extremities 48(17.1)  
Radiculopathy 35(12.5)  
Other 5(1.8)  
Total 281/500(56.2)  
Tertiary Complaint   
Head and Neck 2(2.6)  
Thoracic 3(3.9)  
Lumbar 13(17.1)  
Pelvis 9(11.8)  
Sacrum and coccyx 16(21.1)  
Extremities 19(25.0)  
Radiculopathy 13(17.1)  
Other 1(1.3)  
Total 76/500(15.2)  
Extremity complaints* Total N(%) ≥90 days N(%)
Shoulder 50(24.2) 33(22.4)
Elbow 9(4.3) 4(2.7)
Hand 11(5.3) 8(5.4)
Hip 8(3.9) 4(2.7)
Knee 101(48.8) 82(55.8)
Ankle 28(13.5) 16(10.9)
Total 207/500
(41.4)
147/500
(29.0)
Duration of complaint N(%)  
Acute (<90 days) 122(24.4)  
Chronic (> = 90 days)   
   < 365 days 68(13.6)  
   365 days + 310(62)  
Total 500(100)  
Cause   
Trauma 235(47.0)  
Work Related 74(14.8)  
Sports Related 68(13.6)  
Idiopathic 98(19.6)  
Other 25(5.0)  
Total 500(100)  
Visual Analog Scale   
0 1(.2)  
1 2(.4)  
2 12(2.4)  
3 31(6.2)  
4 52(10.4)  
5 97(19.4)  
6 69(13.8)  
7 70(14.0)  
8 100(20)  
9 48(9.6)  
10 18(3.6)  
Total 500(100)  
Related Symptoms   
None 233(46.6)  
Fever 7(1.4)  
Night sweats 48(9.6)  
Dizziness 87(17.4)  
Blurred vision 64(12.8)  
Fatigue 144(28.8)  
Other 61(1.22)  
Total 500(100)  
Previous Attended   
None 216(43.2)  
Medical 162(32.4)  
Physiotherapist 39(7.8)  
Alternative health care 59(11.8)  
Folk medicine 46(9.2)  
Other 3(.6)  
Total 500(100)  
Treatment   
None 215(43.0)  
Drug therapy 126(25.2)  
Surgery 2(.4)  
Physiotherapy 52(10.6)  
Other 150(30.0)  
Total 500(100)  
  1. * Includes primary, secondary, and tertiary complaints