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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Guideline implementation in the Canadian chiropractic setting: a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial and parallel study

Variable Intervention group Control group
n=11 n =18
Gender, n (%)
 Female 9 (81.8) 13 (72.2)
 Male 2 (18.2) 5 (27.8)
Age, Mean (SD), years 48.6 (15.2) 43.08 (13.9)
Education, n (%)
 High-school 5 (45.4) 4 (22.2)
 Post-secondary 5 (45.4) 12 (66.7)
 Graduate 1 (9.2) 2 (11.1)
Duration of neck pain, n (%)
 > 3 months 8 (72.7) 8 (44.4)
 < 3 months 3 (27.3) 10 (55.6)
History of trauma, n (%)
 No 4 (36.4) 11 (61.1)
 Yes 7 (63.6) 7 (38.9)
Disease of neck pain, n (%)
 No 9 (81.82) 18 (100)
 Yes 2 (18.18) -
Previous neck surgery, n (%)
 No 14 (100) 18 94.4)
 Yes - -
Pregnant, n (%)
 No 11 (100) 17 (94.4)
 Yes - 1 (5.6)
Medication used for neck pain, n (%)
 No 6 (54.6) 13 (72.2)
 Yes 4 (36.4) 5 (27.8)
 Sometimes 1 (9.09) -
  1. SD Standard Deviation, %: Percentage, n Number; Case load: Proportion of neck pain patients per week