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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents who provided written comments

From: Attitudes towards chiropractic: an analysis of written comments from a survey of north american orthopaedic surgeons

  Currently Practicing in Canada Currently Practicing in the United States
N 80 94
Age, mean (SD) * 51.3 (9.7) 55.0 (9.6)
Gender, n (%)   
   Male 76 (95%) 90 (96%)
   Female 4 (5%) 4 (4%)
Years in practice, n (%)   
   <5 years * 8 (10%) 0
   5 to 10 years * 14 (18%) 5 (5%)
   11 to 20 years 23 (29%) 35 (37%)
   >20 years 35 (44%) 54 (57%)
Practice environment, n (%)   
   Community 32 (40%) 27 (29%)
   Hospital-based * 24 (30%) 4 (4%)
   Multidisciplinary 8 (10%) 2 (2%)
   Private practice * 30 (38%) 70 (75%)
   Academic * 38 (48%) 7 (8%)
Patient population, n (%)   
   Adult * 45 (56%) 25 (27%)
   Pediatric 8 (10%) 7 (7%)
   Adult & Pediatric * 27 (34%) 62 (66%)
Clinical area, n (%)   
   Spine 24 (30%) 26 (28%)
   Upper extremity 25 (31%) 45 (48%)
   Reconstructive/Arthroplasty 45 (56%) 43 (46%)
   Foot & Ankle 22 (28%) 27 (29%)
   Oncology 4 (5%) 2 (2%)
   Sports injuries * 30 (38%) 53 (57%)
   Trauma 33 (41%) 41 (44%)
   Other 11 (14%) 15 (16%)
CAQ score, mean (SD) 31.3 (13.0) 33.4 (12.4)
  1. * = differences between groups are statistically significant (p < 0.01)
  2. = total percentage is >100% as respondents could choose more than one option