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Table 1 Demographic details of chiropractor survey respondents

From: Management of people with acute low-back pain: a survey of Australian chiropractors

Variable Category Chiropractors (N = 274)
Sex (n, %) Male 181 (66)
Age (Mean, SD)
(Median, IQR)
  41 (12)
40 (32, 49)
Practice location (n, %) Urban 206 (75)
  Rural 64 (23)
  Remote 4 (1)
Practice type (n, %) Group 173 (63)
  Solo 101 (37)
Years in clinical practice (Mean, SD)
(Median, IQR)
  15 (11)
13 (7, 21)
Hours practicing/week (Mean, SD)
(Median, IQR)
  30 (12)
30 (25, 35)
Total patients/week (Mean, SD)
(Median, IQR)
  104 (69)
90 (60, 140)
Acute LBP patients/week (Mean, SD)
(Median, IQR)
  23 (24)*
15 (5, 30)
Involvement in teaching (n, %) Yes 33 (12.1)
Formal postgraduate training relevant to LBP (n, %) Yes 96 (35)
Access to bulk-billing radiology service (n, %) Yes 245 (89)
Take own x-rays (n, %) Yes 52 (19)
Gonstead practitioner (n, %) Yes 31 (11)
  1. SD = standard deviation; IQR = interquartile range; LBP = low back pain; Gonstead practitioner: A type of chiropractor known to use plain x-ray more frequently.
  2. N = 273; N = 269; * N = 264