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Table 2 Chiropractors’ practice characteristics regarding the frequency of treating patients with low back-related leg pain

From: The profile of chiropractors managing patients with low back-related leg pain: analyses of 1907 chiropractors from the ACORN practice-based research network

Characteristic Never/rarely/ sometimes (n = 364) Often (n = 1543)  
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Practice location n (%)
 Urban 271 (79.5%) 1093 (75.3%) 0.102
 One location only 280 (77.6%) 1143 (74.2%) 0.188
Other practitioners in the same practice location n (%)
 General practitioner 25 (6.9%) 98 (6.4%) 0.718
 Podiatrist 35 (9.6%) 146 (9.5%) 0.928
 Medical specialist 10 (2.8%) 42 (2.7%) 0.979
 Physiotherapist 30 (8.2%) 148 (9.6%) 0.426
 Another chiropractor 189 (51.9%) 929 (60.2%) 0.004
 Exercise physiologist 17 (4.7%) 108 (7.0%) 0.106
 Psychologist/Counsellor 51 (14.0%) 189 (12.3%) 0.362
 Occupational therapist 7 (1.9%) 41 (2.7%) 0.421
Referral relationships with other practitioners n (%)
 General practitioner 194 (53.3%) 890 (57.7%) 0.129
 Podiatrist 115 (31.6%) 644 (41.7%) < 0.001
 Medical specialist 62 (17.0%) 244 (15.8%) 0.568
 Physiotherapist 95 (26.1%) 509 (33.0%) 0.011
 Exercise physiologist 44 (12.1%) 254 (16.5%) 0.039
 Psychologist/Counsellor 55 (15.1%) 217 (14.1%) 0.608
 Occupational therapist 33 (9.1%) 125 (8.1%) 0.548
Using diagnostic imaging (used often) n (%) 112 (31.0%) 787 (51.3%) < 0.001
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