Table 1

Characteristics of chiropractors participating in Ontario Chiropractic Observation and Analysis STudy (n=42)

CharacteristicsChiropractors*
Chiropractor characteristics
 Mean age in years (range; SD)44 (25–71; 11.4)
 Mean years in practice (range; SD)15 (2–45; 11.0)
 Years since graduation (range; SD)17 (3–45; 11.1)
 Female14 (33%)
 Country of graduation
  Canada34 (81%)
  USA7 (17%)
  Australia1 (2%)
 Holds postgraduate qualification7 (18%)
Practice characteristics
 Mean number of patient visits per week (range; SD)100 (5–250; 78.1)
 Solo practitioner21 (50%)
 Other chiropractor(s) at practice21 (50%)
 Other non-chiropractic healthcare practitioner available at same premises32 (76%)
 Imaging services available at same premises5 (12%)
 Paper-only clinical records22 (52%)
Type of practice
 General/family34 (81%)
 Sports/rehabilitation6 (14%)
 Wellness/lifestyle counselling2 (4%)
  • *No of chiropractors, unless otherwise indicated.