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Table 2 Demographic and practice characteristics associated with referral to chiropractic or osteopathy by rural and regional GPs in New South Wales, Australia (n=585*)

From: Referrals to chiropractors and osteopaths: a survey of general practitioners in rural and regional New South Wales, Australia

  Referral to chiropractic or osteopathy  
Demographic characteristics Weekly or monthly Seldom or never p-value
  % %  
Sex Male 50.9 58.1 0.096
Female 49.1 41.9  
Age 25-34 8.3 10.0 0.539
35-44 21.3 21.9  
45-54 37.6 38.1  
55-64 26.7 21.4  
>65 6.1 8.6  
RRMA 3 27.5 30.0 0.067
4 45.6 34.8  
5 23.5 28.1  
6 3.5 1.4  
7 0.0 5.7  
Australian graduate? Yes 77.6 78.6 0.786
No 22.4 21.4  
Initially from a rural area? Yes 36.3 25.2 0.066
No 63.7 74.8  
Patient load (per week) <50 17.3 13.8 0.001
51-100 35.5 37.1  
101-150 24.8 38.6  
151-200 16.5 5.7  
  >200 5.9 4.8  
  1. *except for RRMA, where n=579.