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Table 1 Demographics

From: Treatment preferences amongst physical therapists and chiropractors for the management of neck pain: results of an international survey

Demographics Respondents Respondents (n = 251)
  (n = 360) Chiropractor Physical therapist
   (n = 113) (n = 138)
Years in practice since graduation (mean (sd)) 16 (12) 16 (12) 16 (12)
Gender 44% female, 48% male 35% female, 66% male 59% female, 41% male
Profession    
  Physical therapist (Manual therapist) 38% (13%) - 55%
  Chiropractor 31% 45% -
  Massage therapist 9% - -
  Physician 5% - -
  Other 14% - -
Country    
  Canada 38% 56% 23%
  United Kingdom 10% 3% 19%
  United States of America 10% 1% 12%
  Denmark 9% 26% -
  New Zealand 9% 1% 11%
  Netherlands 6% 3% 9%
  Other (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden,) 18% 13% 25%
Practice setting    
  Private clinic 72% 95% 69%
  General hospital 7% 1% 14%
  Teaching hospital 7% 3% 10%
  Outpatient rehab facility 7% 6% 9%
  Private consultant 6% 3% 7%
  Other 9% 4% 12%
% of caseload with neck pain    
  <5 3% 0% 3%
  6-20 21% 14% 34%
  21-50 47% 60% 49%
  >50 24% 26% 15%
Health care reimbursement system    
  Private insurance 72% 83% 75%
  Public health insurance 45% 40% 51%
  Workers compensation 36% 40% 36%
Salary reimbursement scheme    
  Salary - Fixed 27% 17% 46%
  Fee for service – Public 22% 27% 12%
  Fee for service – Private 61% 75% 55%
Education - Highest level obtained    
  Diploma 9% 4% 5%
  Bachelor’s degree 19% 6% 33%
  Masters degree 29% * 41%
  Doctor of medicine 4% 3% 1%
  Doctorate/PhD 16% 27% 15%
  Other 14% 35% 4%
   (Doctor of chiropractic)  
  1. *This value for chiropractors is not reported as it overlaps with the ‘Other’ category.