Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic details of COAST patients

From: Who consults chiropractors in Victoria, Australia?: Reasons for attending, general health and lifestyle habits of chiropractic patients

  Number % of patientsa (n = 3287) 95 % confidence interval
Gender    
 [missing] [77]   
 Female 1789 56 (53,58)
 Male 1421 44 (42,47)
Age    
 [missing] [27]   
 0–4 156 5 (2,10)
 5–14 154 5 (4,6)
 15–24 243 7 (6,9)
 25–44 1161 36 (32,39)
 45–64 1142 35 (32,38)
 65–74 270 8 (7,10)
 75+ 134 4 (3,6)
Employment    
 [missing] [350]   
 Employed/student 2307 79 (75,82)
 Not working 16 1 (3,10)
 Otherb 614 21 (18,24)
Private health insurance    
 [missing] [128]   
 Yes 1497 47 (40,56)
 No 1662 53 (45,61)
SEIFA RSAD    
 [missing] [60]   
 1 (most disadvantaged)c 64 2 (1,4)
 2 183 6 (2,15)
 3 261 8 (4,15)
 4 249 8 (4,15)
 5 261 8 (5,13)
 6 293 9 (6,14)
 7 303 9 (7,13)
 8 345 11 (7,16)
 9 694 22 (17,28)
 10 (least disadvantaged)c 574 18 (12,26)
  1. aMissing data not used in percentage calculations
  2. bIncludes home duties & retirement
  3. cRelative to other deciles