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Table 2 Back pain status by consultations with individual CAM practitioner groups

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: a national cross-sectional survey

Consultations Did not have back pain (n = 2,449) Had back pain – rarely (n = 2,268) Had back pain – sometimes (n = 3,731) Had back pain – often (n = 2,044) Total back pain (n = 8,043)
  % % % % %
Massage therapist (n = 2767) 18.7 24.3 29.1 33.8 26.5
Chiropractor (n = 1681) 7.9 10.9 21.5 22.0 16.1
Naturopath/herbalist (n = 1038) 9.2 9.4 10.0 12.7 10.0
Acupuncturist (n = 627) 3.9 4.7 6.1 9.9 6.0
Osteopath (n = 422) 2.3 2.9 4.7 6.4 4.1
Other CAM practitioner (n = 735) 5.9 5.9 7.8 8.9 7.1