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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics

From: Comparison of treatment outcomes in neck pain patients depending on the sex of the chiropractor: a prospective outcome study

  Male DCs Female DCs p-value
Patient sex 40.7% male (n = 183) 28.8% male (n = 115) 0.0001*
59.3% female (n = 267) 71.2% female (n = 284)
Patient age (y), (SD) 43.15 (SD 13.659) 39.71 (SD 13.637) 0.0001*
Radiculopathy present 11.2% (n = 49) 17.3% (n = 69) 0.014*
Pain medication use 27% (n = 121) 35% (n = 140) 0.046*
Chronicity <4 weeks (acute) 44.9% (n = 197) 44.1% (n = 174) 0.02*
Chronicity 4–8 weeks (subacute) 8.9% (n = 39) 12.9% (n = 51)
Chronicity 8–12 weeks (subacute) 11.4% (n = 50) 6.1% (n = 24)
Chronicity >12 weeks (chronic) 34.9% (n = 153) 37.0% (n = 146)
Baseline NRS (SD) 5.951 (SD 2.211) 5.561 (SD 2.256) 0.012*
BQ1 (pain) 5.680 (SD 2.262) 5.651 (SD 2.306) 0.853
BQ2 (disability in ADL) 4.185 (SD 2.823) 3.999 (SD 2.764) 0.337
BQ3 (disability in social activities) 3.614 (SD 3.120) 3.433 (SD 3.079) 0.400
BQ4 (anxiety) 5.382 (SD 2.883) 5.344 (SD 2.827) 0.851
BQ5 (depression) 3.441 (SD 3.099) 3.376 (SD 3.066) 0.762
BQ6 (work realted fear avoidance) 4.442 (SD 2.936) 4.577 (SD 3.064) 0.515
BQ7 (pain locus of control}) 5.035 (SD 2.864) 4.916 (SD 2.846) 0.548
Baseline BQ total (SD) 31.761 (SD 15.124) 31.319 (SD 15.396) 0.676
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, n = number of patients, SD standard deviation, y year, NRS numerical rating scale, BQ Bournemouth Question, DC Doctor of Chiropractic. Italic and bold = p < 0.05