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Table 3 Health service use in last 12 months of users of chiropractic compared to non-users

From: Who uses Australian chiropractic services?

  Non-chiropractic user Chiropractic user     
  (N = 6385)1 (N = 1134)1 Unadjusted Adjusted2
  Number % Number % OR (95% CI)3 P OR (95% CI)3 P
12 or more visits to GP 4 597 9 85 8 0.78 (0.61 - 0.99) 0.04 0.82 (0.65 - 1.04) 0.11
One or more visits to traditional 5 4510 71 808 71 1.00 (0.90 - 1.10) 0.98 1.03 (0.92 - 1.14) 0.64
One or more visits to complementary 6 974 15 351 31 2.53 (2.24 - 2.86) <0.001 2.51 (2.22 - 2.84) <0.001
One or more visits to physiotherapist 1276 20 246 23 1.19 (1.02 - 1.37) 0.03 1.20 (1.03 - 1.39) 0.02
  1. 1. Denominators may vary due to missing data.
  2. 2. Adjusted for age, gender, general practice location and health rate.
  3. 3. Odds ratios (OR), 95% confidence (CI) intervals and P values using logistic regression using generalised estimating equations with robust standard errors.
  4. 4. GP general practitioner.
  5. 5. Traditional includes: hospital doctor; specialist doctor; physiotherapist; psychologist; counsellor; psychiatrist; nurse; social worker; alcohol and drug worker; family therapist.
  6. 6. Complementary includes: naturopath; homeopath; acupuncturist; other natural therapist.