Table 3

Summary table for population papers.

AuthorRefDesignN/Np And PopulationMain results
Ernst52Telephone survey1204;British adults20% had used CAM in the past year, with herbalism, aromatherapy and homeopathy ranking highest. Main reasons for use were perceived effectiveness and positive inclination toward it.
Von Greunigen53Survey66; Amish women36% had used CAM; 16% had seen a chiropractor in the past 12 months.
Yamashita54Telephone survey1000; Japanese adultsNutrition rated highest, at 43.1%; 7% of the population sought chiropractic care, in a country where the profession was unregulated. 80% of those seeking chiropractic care did so for musculoskeletal problems.
Barnes55Computer-assisted personal interviews31044; American adults62% used at least one form of CAM; 7% used a chiropractor, mostly for LBP.
Factor-Litvak56Computer-aided telephone interviews300; women in New York CityChiropractors were the most frequently visited CAM practitioners, at 17%.
Smith57Review of database source collectionsInformation presented here may allow researchers to access data on CAM in the public domain.
Hawk58Survey151115% of respondents had used chiropractic in the last 12 months, with 57% doing so for LBP. Chiropractic use was higher in rural settings.
Konrad64Cross-sectional survey467/311 (67%)Career satisfaction of DCs was related to satisfaction with compensation, relations with patients, and good relations with other DCs.
Pirotta31Mail survey800/488 (61%); Victorian GPsOnly 8% claimed to have training in chiropractic, but 33% were interested in obtaining training.
Gensler65Population distribution analysis from public dataDCs were associated with white populations and higher incomes.
Mainous70Cross-sectional survey736/360 (49%) (227 DC and 133 MD)MDs received information in 26.5% of referred cases, while DCs received information in 25% of referred cases; however, MDs felt more uncomfortable with this.
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