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Table 4 Predictive factors for referral by GPs to chiropractic and osteopathy at least once per month by rural and regional GPs in New South Wales, Australia (n=573)

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

Factor Odds ratio 95% CI
Percentage of patients who have asked about CAM <10% 1.00
11-25% 2.48 1.41, 4.37
  26-50% 7.64 3.54, 16.47
  >50% 3.59 1.12, 11.55
Access to medical specialists is a problem No 1.00
Yes 0.08 0.02, 0.41
Lack of other options No 1.00
Yes 2.41 1.18, 5.12
Positive results previously No 1.00
Yes 1.67 1.02, 2.75
Belief in Efficacy No 1.00
Yes 3.39 2.19, 5.25
CAM practitioners a major source of information on CAM No 1.00
  Yes 4.39 2.04, 9.41