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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the 1,314 American chiropractors who completed the online evidence-based practice survey

From: US chiropractors’ attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice: A cross-sectional national survey

Variable Characteristic n (%)
Gender Male 989 (75.3)
  Female 325 (24.7)
Age Mean = 46.7 yrs (SD = 11.6); Range = 24-85 yrs  
Race White 1239 (94.3)
  Black 13 (1.0 )
  Asian 33 (2.5 )
  Mixed Race/Other 29 (2.2 )
Years since chiropractic graduation 0-5 273 (20.8)
  6-10 146 (11.1)
  11-15 187 (14.2)
  16-20 159 (12.1)
  21-25 170 (12.9)
  26-29 144 (11.0)
  30 or more Mean = 17 yrs; Range = 0-30 or more yrs 235 (17.9)
Highest education level High School 17 (1.3 )
  Associate’s Degree 214 (16.3)
  Bachelor’s Degree 821 (62.5)
  Master’s Degree 226 (17.2)
  Doctorate 36 (2.7 )
Region of practice Midwest 380 (28.9)
Northeast 287 (21.8)
West 264 (20.1)
Southeast 245 (18.6)
  Southwest 131 (10.0)
  Non-continental US 7 (0.5 )
Geographic setting Suburban 629 (47.9)
City 449 (34.2)
  Rural 236 (18.0)
Patients seen daily 0-10 367 (27.9)
  11-20 455 (34.6)
  21-30 259 (19.7)
  31-40 126 (9.6 )
  41-50 60 (4.6 )
  51 or more Median = 20/day; (IQR = 10-30) Range = 0-100/day 47 (3.6 )
Focus of clinical practice Musculoskeletal focus 869 (66.1)
 Spine and extremities 742 (56.5)
 Spine 72 (5.5)
 Sports 55 (4.2)
  Non-musculoskeletal focus 445 (33.9)
 Family care 192 (14.6)
 Subluxation-based 114 (8.7)
 Wellness/Prevention 105 (8.0)
 Non-musculoskeletal 20 (1.5)
 Pediatrics 14 (1.1)
Clinical role Sole Proprietor 946 (72.0)
Partner or group practice 171 (13.0)
Associate or employee 144 (11.0)
Hospital-based practice 53 (4.0)
Organizational membership Unaffiliated 722 (55.0)
American Chiropractic Assoc. (ACA) 526 (40.0)
International Chiropractors Assoc. (ICA) 66 (5.0)
  1. SD = Standard Deviation. IQR = Interquartile Range. Yrs = Years.