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Table 6 Significant univariate practitioner and practice variables associated with unorthodox category

From: The shape of chiropractic in Europe: a cross sectional survey of chiropractor’s beliefs and practice

  N OR (95% CI) p
Practitioner Characteristics
 Female 418 1.0
Male 738 2.1 (1.5 to 3.0) 0.00
Age
 20–29 170 1.0
30–39 372 1.6 (1.1 to 2.6) 0.04
 40–49 316 1.3 (0.8 to 2.2) 0.24
 50–59 203 1.1 (0.6 to 1.8) 0.82
 60–69 80 1.0 (0.5 to 2.1) 0.94
  > 70
Always practiced in single country
 No 296 1.0  
Yes 865 0.6 (0.4 to 0.8) 0.00
Practice Characteristics
 Country
  Norway* 142 1.0  
  Belgium 55 1.0 (0.3 to 3.4) 0.90
  Germany 65 6.7 (3.0 to 15.4) 0.00
  Ireland 39 3.4 (1.2 to 9.3) 0.02
  Italy 39 9.2 (3.7 to 22.7) 0.00
  Spain 78 17.1 (7.8 to 37.4) 0.00
  Sweden 122 2.7 (1.2 to 6.1) 0.01
  Switzerland 113 1.4 (0.6 to 3.5) 0.45
  Netherlands 98 2.8 (1.2 to 6.3) 0.02
  UK 296 3.3 (1.6 to 6.6) 0.00
Weekly Patient visits
 0–50 372 1.0  
 51–100 456 1.3 (0.9 to 2.0) 0.15
101–150 163 2.2 (1.4 to 3.6) 0.00
151 to 200 61 7.0 (3.9 to 12.7) 0.00
201 to 250 23 9.4 (3.9 to 22.8) 0.00
251 to 300 19 38.7 (10.8 to 132) 0.00
  > 300 17 10.4 (3.8 to 28.6) 0.00
Perform differential diagnosis
 Yes 1028 1.0  
No 132 11.8 (7.9 to 17.6) 0.00
Proportion of new patients given X ray (%)
 0–5 587 1.0  
 6–20 291 1.0 (0.7 to 1.4) 0.89
21–50 115 1.7 (1.1 to 2.6) 0.04
51–80 40 3.8 (2.0 to 7.4) 0.00
81–100 54 8.8 (4.8 to 15.9) 0.00
  1. Significant variables in bold, * = Norway had lowest proportion of unorthodox respondents and was used as the comparator, - = too few numbers to calculate