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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participating chiropractors (n = 2061)

From: The impact and public health response of chiropractors to the COVID-19 pandemic: a survey across four continents

Characteristics n (%)
Gender (n = 2061)
Male 1061 (51.5%)
Female 988 (47.9%)
Other/prefer not to say 12 (0.6%)
Age (Mean ± SD) 47.5 ± 11.9 years
Years in practice (Mean ± SD) 19.6 ± 11.4 years
Primary practice region (n = 2061)
Town or smaller regional city 954 (46.3%)
Major city (Urban/metropolitan) 935 (45.4%)
Rural/remote region 172 (8.3%)
Country of practice
Canada 727 (35.3%)
United Kingdom 468 (22.7%)
United States 333 (16.2%)
Australia 279 (13.5%)
Denmark 153 (7.4%)
Hong Kong 69 (3.3%)
Others 28 (1.3%)
Country of education
United States 654 (31.7%)
Canada 514 (24.9%)
United Kingdom 481 (23.3%)
Australia 294 (14.2%)
Denmark 84 (4.1%)
New Zealand 11 (0.5%)
Others 21 (1.0%)
Highest professional qualifications
Doctor of Chiropractic 1496 (72.6%)
Bachelor/double Bachelor 325 (16.3%)
Master of Chiropractic 167 (8.1%)
Diploma/Advanced Diploma 63 (3.1%)
Highest postgraduate qualifications
Master of Science 504 (24.5%)
Doctor of Philosophy 34 (1.6%)
More than one 1523 (73.9%)
Practice setting (n = 3483)
Other chiropractor(s) or osteopath(s) 1126 (32.3%)
Complementary medicine practitioners e.g., Massage therapist, Acupuncturist, Naturopath 1040 (29.8%)
Allied Health Practitioner e.g., Psychologist, Physical therapist, Exercise Physiologist, Podiatrist, Dietician 600 (17.2%)
Sole practitioner only 526 (15.1%)
GP/Family Physician or Medical Specialist 191 (5.5%)
Practice paradigm (n = 2061)
Spine/musculoskeletal conditions 1388 (67.3%)
Chiropractic subluxations 573 (27.8%)
Neither 100 (4.9%)