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Table 1 Patient demographics at time of enrollment

From: Methodology and demographics of a single blinded, randomized controlled trial of chiropractic compared to physical therapy for balance impairments in community dwelling geriatric patients with or without low back pain

Characteristics Physical therapyn = 85 (50.6%) Chiropractic caren = 83 (49.4%) Totaln = 168
Age, mean (SD) 72.9 ± 6.9 72.8 ± 6.8 72.8 ± 6.8
Range (median) 85 - 60 (73.5) 85 - 60 (71.5) 85 - 60 (73)
Gender    
Male 29.4% 30.1% 29.8%
Female 70.6% 69.9% 70.2%
Ethnicity    
Caucasian 87.2% 94.9% 91.0%
African American 10.3% 5.1% 7.7%
Other 2.5% 0% 1.3%
Education, mean (SD) 16.6 ± 2.1 15.6 ± 2.3 16.1 ± 2.2
Exercised 71.4% 75.0% 63.7%
  1. SD, standard deviation; education in years.