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Table 1 Demographic data of Victorian chiropractic participants and national demographic data (where available)

From: Attitudes and beliefs of Australian chiropractors’ about managing back pain: a cross-sectional study

  (n = 218) National workforce (4854)
Gender (% female) 69 (31.7) 479 (35.7)
Age in Years: 16-34 18.9% 35.6%
35-44 40.0% 30.4%
45-54 24.0% 18.4%
55-64 14.0% 10.7%
65-74 2.2% 4.3%
75-89 - 0.8%
Practice type (%)   
Group 47.9% 54%
Solo 52.1% 46%
Location (%)   
Metro 67.1% 75%
Rural 32.4% 24%
Remote 0.5% 1%
Postgraduate qualifications 32.7% n/a
Professional Association (%)   
CAA 122 (56.2) n/a
COCA 59 (27.2) n/a
CAA and COCA 15 (6.9) n/a
Other 8 (3.7) n/a
None 13 (6.0) n/a
Average number of years in practice (SD) 17.5 (9.2) 13.1
Average hours per week in practice (SD) 30.3 (11.6) n/a
Median number of patients per week (range, SD) 90 (0-380) n/a
Years worked   
0-5 17.3 25.6
6-10 23.7 18.3
11-15 22.5 13.6
16-20 15.6 9.2
21-25 13.3 7.6
26 or more 7.5 14.6
Hours Per Week   
1-10 4.2 9.6
11-15 10.0 7.6
16-20 2.6 9.0
21-25 14.7 10.0
26-30 20.5 16.9
31-35 17.9 14.4
36-40 15.8 15.3
41-45 5.8 3.9
46-50 5.8 3.2
51-55 1.6 0.9