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Table 1 Respondent demographic characteristics

From: A survey of Australian chiropractors’ attitudes and beliefs about evidence-based practice and their use of research literature and clinical practice guidelines

  Mean Standard deviation National %
Years since registration 15.7 11.0  
Gender No. (n = 515) %  
Females 136 26.4  
Age No. (n = 515) %  
21-30 91 17.9 20.6
31-40 161 31.3 31.7
41-50 120 23.3 23.4
51-60 103 20.0 14.6
61 and above 39 7.6 9.7
State/territory No. (n = 519) %  
Australian capital territory 13 2.5 1.3
New South Wales 141 27.1 33.4
Northern territory 4 1.0 0.5
Queensland 81 15.6 15.3
South Australia 53 10.5 7.8
Tasmania 5 1.0 1.0
Victoria 133 25.6 26.9
Western Australia 89 17.1 11.3
Practice location    
Rural 63 12.3  
Regional 124 24.2  
Suburban 325 63.5  
Membership    
Chiropractors’ Association of Australia 365   
Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia 196   
Australian Spinal Research Foundation 144   
Average work hours per week    
Less than twenty 99 19.3  
Twenty to thirty 146 28.5  
Thirty to forty 193 37.7  
More than forty 74 14.5  
Average number of patients seen per typical day    
Five or less 41 8.0  
Six to ten 62 12.1  
Eleven to fifteen 65 12.6  
Sixteen to twenty 86 16,7  
Twenty one to thirty 111 21.6  
Thirty one to forty 70 13.6  
More than forty 79 15.4  
  1. • Questionnaires were returned by 584 respondents. Some questionnaires were incomplete, hence the discrepancy in response numbers between items.