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Table 2 Distribution of COAST patients’ top 20 Reasons For Encounter

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

RFE Group (Top 20)a Number % of patients (n = 3266)b,c,d 95 % confidence interval
[missing] [21]   
Health maintenance/preventive care 1277 39 (32,48)
Spinal problem 1074 33 (28,38)
Neck problem 576 18 (15,21)
Shoulder problem 206 6 (5,8)
Headache 204 6 (5,8)
Hip symptom/complaint 117 4 (3,5)
Leg/thigh symptom/complaint 90 3 (2,4)
Muscle problem 83 3 (2,4)
Knee symptom/complaint 62 2 (1,3)
Arm symptom/complaint 35 1 (1,2)
Back syndrome with radiating pain 41 1 (1,12)
Sleep disturbance 40 1 (0,3)
Follow-up 34 1 (1,2)
Migraine 36 1 (1,2)
General symptom/complaint, other 30 1 (1,2)
Foot/toe symptom/complaint 33 1 (1,2)
Vertigo/Dizziness 34 1 (1,1)
Musculoskeletal symptom/complaint, other 35 1 (0,2)
Ankle problem 24 1 (0,1)
Weakness/tiredness, general 19 1 (0,2)
  1. aExcludes repeat problem group managed at encounter
  2. bTotal number of patients for this analysis
  3. cMissing values not used in percentage calculations
  4. dUp to 3 RFEs could be recorded at each encounter