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Table 2 Characteristics of responding chiropractors in the Netherlands and Belgium

From: Management of people with low back pain: a survey of opinions and beliefs of Dutch and Belgian chiropractors

  Chiropractors in the Netherlands (n = 149) Chiropractors in Belgium (n = 54)
Gender (%)   
 Female 40.3 27.8
 Male 59.7 72.2
Age: mean (SD) 40.6 (11.4) 41.4 (14.1)
Nationality (%)   
 Dutch 71.1 1.9
 Belgium 5.4 90.7
 Other 23.5 7.4
Years since qualification mean (SD) 14.2 (10.2) 16.0 (13.2)
Degree before chiropractic career (%) 39.6 31.5
Practice type (%)   
 Solo practice 34.2 63.0
 Group practice 49.0 29.6
 Multidisciplinary setting 14.8 3.7
 Other 2.0 3.7
X-ray facilities in the practice (%) (n = 144)   N/A*
 X-ray machine 7.0  
 Idexa scan 7.6  
 None 85.4  
Postgraduate training (specialization) (%)   
 Yes 41.6 27.8
 No 58.4 72.2
Which specialization (% of all with postgrad/% of all respondents)   
 Neurology 38.7/16.8 6.7/1.9
 Sport 24.2/10.1 33.3/9.3
 Paediatrics 19.4/8.1 26.7/7.4
 Radiology 12.9/5.4 0
 Clinical science 8.1/3.4 26.7/7.4
 Other (e.g. dry needling, veterinary chiropractic) 33.9/14.1 33.3/9.3
Graduation from college (%)   
 AECC 69.1 59.3
 Other 30.9 40.7
Are you familiar with the practice guidelines?   
 Yes 78.2 51.0
 No 21.8 49.0
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *Not applicable. Belgian chiropractors are not allowed to have x-ray facilities at their practice