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Table 2 Construction of variable groups and their characteristics

From: Attempting to explore chiropractors and their clinical choices: an examination of a failed study

Domains Variable Variable construction Number (%)
Patients / week Missing 39 Mean 91.4 (58.7) Low 27 (26)
Median 82.5 / week Average 49 (45)
Range 7–310 High 26 (28)
X-rays (High and Low) Missing 33 New Patient X-rays,   
Mean 3.6 (2.7) Low 52 (48)
Median 3, high 41 (52)
Range 0–10   
Reason X-rays Contraindications Yes 79 (73)
Missing 39 No 29 (27)
Osteoarthritis Yes 70 (66)
Missing 35 No 36 (43)
Osteoporosis/paenia Yes 63 (61)
Missing 38 No 40 (39)
Patient progress Yes 5 (4)
Missing 2 No 135 (96)
Red Flags Yes 98 (91)
Missing 39 No 10 (9)
Scoliosis Yes 66 (61)
Missing 33 No 42 (39)
Subluxation Yes 15 (11)
Missing 1 No 125 (89)
Trauma Yes 99 (91)
Missing 32 No 10 (9)
Referral
Informal Mean 4.9 (4.9) No Referrals 50 (52)
(N = 108) Missing 33 Median 4, At least one 45 (48)
Range 0–40   
Formal Mean 2.3 (2.7) No Referrals 9 (8)
(N = 108) Missing 33 Median 2, At least one 99 (91)
Range 0–20   
Technique Advanced Bio-structural Yes & parts of it 7 (7)
Correction No to all else 89 (93)
Missing 45   
Activator Yes & parts of it 32 (26)
Missing 17 No to all else 92 (74)
Applied Kinesiology Yes & parts of it 42 (43)
Missing 19 No to all else 80 (66)
Chiropractic BioPhysics Yes & parts of it 12 (11)
Missing 36 No to all else 93 (89)
Functional Neurology Yes & parts of it 58 (51)
Missing 27 No to all else 56 (40)
Gonstead Yes & parts of it 45 (40)
Missing 27 No all else 69 (60)
Neural Organisation Technique Yes & parts of it 7(7)
Missing 38 No to all else 96 (93)
Sacro Occipital Technique Yes & parts of it 58 (49)
Missing 23 No to all else 60 (51)
Thompson Yes & parts of it 66 (54)
Missing 30 No to all else 55 (46)
Chiropractic Philosophy Missing 8 Very / Important 90 (68)
All others 43 (32)
Subluxation Missing 1 Very / Important 75 (53)
All others 65 (47)
Self-rating Missing 37 I don’t know / Av 29 (38)
Above Av 75 (72)