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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the survey participants (n = 52) presented as percentages (95% confidence intervals)

From: Knowledge of and adherence to radiographic guidelines for low back pain: a survey of chiropractors in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Variables Categories Number of Participants
na (%; 95% CI)
Currently in practice (i.e. involved in direct patient care) Yes 51/53 (96.2%; 91.1–100%)
No, on leave 1/53 (1.9%; 0–10%)b
No, have not practiced for >  1 yearc 1/53 (1.9%; 0–10%)b
Workload Full Time 46 (88.46%; 79.8–97.2%)
Part Time (≤ 12 h/week and/or ≤ 60 patients/week) 6 (11.54%; 2.9–20.2%)
Practice Setting Urban 39 (75%; 63.2–86.8%)
Rural 12 (23.08%; 11.6–34.5%)
Both 1 (1.92%; 0–10.3%)b
Chiropractic School Attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 30 (57.69%; 44.3–71.1%)
Central Queensland University 1 (1.92%; 0–10.3%)b
Cleveland Chiropractic College 4 (7.69%; 0–18.5%)b
Logan University 1 (1.92%; 0–10.3%)b
Palmer College of Chiropractic 15 (28.85%; 16.4–41.2%)
Practice Years 0 to 12 21 (40.38%; 27.1–53.7%)
13 to 24 23 (44.23%; 30.7–57.7%)
25 to 37 7 (13.46%; 4.2–22.7%)
Technique Used Diversified 45 (86.54%; 77.3–95.8%)
Gonstead 2 (3.85%; 0.5–13.2%)b
Thompson Technique 1 (1.92%; 0–10.3%)b
Sacrooccipital Technique 1 (1.92%; 0–10.3%)b
Leander Flexion Distraction 1 (1.92%; 0–10.3%)b
Aware of Current Radiographic Guidelines for LBP? Yes 26 (50%; 36.4–63.6%)
No 5 (9.62%; 1.6–17.6%)
Unsure 18 (34.62%; 21.7–47.6%)
Continuing Education in Radiographic Indications/Guidelines Yes 14 (26.92%; 14.9–39%)
No 36 (69.23%; 56.7–81.8%)
  1. aTotal number of participants (denominator) = 52 unless otherwise specified
  2. bExact binomial confidence interval calculated
  3. cSurvey ended after the first question