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Table 3 Factors that were predictive to number of cases of life threatening conditions a doctor is likely to identify for a given year in practice

From: Self-reported recognition of undiagnosed life threatening conditions in chiropractic practice: a random survey

Factors Year-per-case p-value
Gender   .047*
 Male 2.9  
 Female 3.4  
Years in Practice   
 Education dominant 2.2 .718
 Equal education/experience 1.9 <.0001
 Experience dominant 3.4 Ref
Traditional chiropractic   .278
 Yes 3.7  
 No 2.6  
Rural setting   .007*
 Yes 2.2  
 No 3.3  
Suburban   .731
 Yes 2.9  
 No 3.0  
Multi-discipline   .462
 Yes 3.2  
 No 2.9  
Solo   .740
 Yes 3.4  
 No 2.6  
Multi-DC   .019*
 Yes 2.0  
 No 3.4  
Other healthcare experience   .668
 Yes 2.4  
 No 3.1  
Type of college of graduation   
 Liberal 2.6 .112
 Mixed 2.9 .181
 Conservative 3.0 Ref
  1. *Four factors were predictive of rate of occurrence of undiagnosed life threatening conditions in chiropractic practice: years in practice, gender, practicing in a group (multi-DC) and practicing in a rural setting.