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Table 1 Preference regarding SMT (referral and/or personal usage)

From: Survey based investigation into general practitioner referral patterns for spinal manipulative therapy

Respondents Number of completed questionnaires Have used SMT previously Have not used Have not used but would consider using SMT Total having either used SMT or would consider its use personally Those GPs who have either used SMT ( or would consider using SMT) personally GPs that have not used and would not seek SMT personally (non-users) GPs that have not used SMT personally ( and GPs who would not consider use of SMT) Total of those who either have ( or would consider) referring patients to SMT
       Have referred patients to SMT Have not referred patients to SMT but would consider referring patients in the future Have not referred nor would consider referring to SMT   Have referred or would consider referring patients to SMT Have not referred and would not consider referring to SMT  
Male 118 32 86 45 77 31+(40)=71 1+(4)= 5 0+(1)= 1 41 17+(1)=18 23 105+(7)= 112
Female 64 16 48 30 46 14+(23)=37 0+(5)= 5 2+(2)= 4 18 6+(2)= 8 10 48+(10)= 58
Total 182 48 134 75 123 45+(63)=108 1+(9)= 10 2+(3)= 5 59 23+(3)=26 33 153+(17)=170
  1. Analysis of results from respondents to the questionnaire and the subdivisions relating to gender, personal utilisation off and patient referral to SMT. In the sections describing the groups that either have or have not previously used SMT, the data presented outside the parentheses refers to those who have experienced and within parentheses relates to those who have not yet experienced SMT.