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Table 2 Reasons for attending chiropractic care reported by the pediatric populationa (7 studies)

From: The chiropractic profession: a scoping review of utilization rates, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and care provided

Reason for attending chiropractic care Percentage of patients (median, IQR) Number of reporting studies*
Musculoskeletal conditions 44.0% (34.7-57.0) 7
Excessive crying 19.8% (10.0-29.6) 2
Neurologic conditions 17.9% (12.0-23.7) 2
Gastrointestinal conditions 17.5% (10.7-40.3) 4
Ear, nose, and throat conditions 8.3% (3.0-10.0) 3
Infection 7.0% (4.9-8.0) 3
Headache 6.8% (6.5-7.0) 2
Asthma 5.3% (2.0-8.5) 2
Stomach conditions 5.0% (2.0-8.0) 2
Other 5.0% (0.5-6.0) 3
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. *some studies reported more than one reason for attending care
  3. aPediatric population: ≤ 18 years of age