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Table 1

Return to:   Risk of Traumatic Injury Associated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
in Medicare Part B Beneficiaries Aged 66-99

Subject Characteristics

CohortPrimary CareChiropractic
Subjects5,669,0321,000,571

Age Category in Years (%)
66–6918.7128.12
70–7422.4829.21
75–7922.1122.03
80–8418.9113.31
85–9917.797.34

Gender (%)
Female67.2455.00
Male32.7645.00

Race (%)
White87.6297.07
Black7.361.32
Other Race5.021.61

Charlson Co-morbidity Score1.561.00

Chronic Condition – Identified as Contraindication to Spinal Manipulation (%)
Bone Neoplasm – head, spine, pelvis or rib cage
(ICD-9 170.0, 170.2–3, 170.6, 213, 213.2–3 & 213.6)
0.030.02
Coagulation defect
(ICD-9 286–286.9)
0.60.34
Occlusion and stenosis of precerebral artery
(ICD-9 433–433.91)
1.891.72
Inflammatory spondylopathy
(ICD-9 720–720.9)
0.540.33
Osteoporosis
(ICD-9 733–733.19)
4.132.42
Myelopathy
(ICD-9 336–336.9
0.080.03
Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy
(ICD-9 722.7–722.73)
0.280.15
Aortic aneurysm and dissection
(ICD-9 441–441.9)
0.810.77
Cauda equina syndrome
(ICD-9 344.6–344.61)
0.060.04
Long-term use of anticoagulant therapy
(ICD-9 V58.61)
1.321.08
= statistically significant association (p<.05)