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Table 3 Clinical presentations for patients in this study and AOA 2004 census data[12]

From: A profile of osteopathic practice in Australia 2010–2011: a cross sectional survey

Characteristic Patient records n (%) AOA census n (%) Patient records n (%) AOA census n (%) Patient records n (%) AOA census n (%) Patient records n (%) AOA census n (%)
Site of complaint Total
Abdominal 5 (0.6) 18 (0.9) 6 (0.9) 11 (0.8) 6 (1.1) 9 (1.8) 17 (0.8) 38 (1.0)
Cervical 147 (18.6) 514 (24.4) 110 (15.8) 252 (18.8) 69 (12.7) 86 (16.7) 326 (16.0) 852 (21.5)
Head/Face 96 (12.1) 205 (9.8) 55 (7.9) 79 (5.9) 36 (6.6) 32 (6.2) 187 (9.2) 316 (8.0)
Lower limb 101 (12.8) 228 (10.8) 101 (14.5) 205 (15.3) 80 (14.7) 99 (19.3) 282 (13.9) 532 (13.4)
Lumbar 183 (23.1) 574 (27.3) 71 (10.2) 226 (16.8) 62 (11.4) 108 (21.0) 316 (15.6) 908 (22.9)
Pelvis 76 (9.6) 108 (5.1) 118 (16.9) 89 (6.6) 95 (17.4) 26 (5.1) 289 (14.2) 223 (5.6)
Ribs/Chest 21 (2.7) 112 (5.3) 22 (3.2) 148 (11.0) 19 (3.5) 44 (8.5) 62 (3.0) 304 (7.7)
Thoracic 52 (6.6) 157 (7.5) 82 (11.7) 185 (13.8) 67 (12.3) 35 (6.8) 201 (9.9) 377 (9.5)
Upper limb 84 (10.6) 184 (8.7) 111 (15.9) 146 (10.9) 78 (14.3) 75(14.6) 273 (13.4) 405 (10.2)
Other 26 (3.3) 4 (0.2) 22 (3.2) 2 (0.1) 33 (6.1) 0 (0.0) 81(4.0) 6 (0.2)
Total 791 (100.0) 2104 (100.0) 698 (100.0) 1343 (100.0) 545 (100.0) 514 (100.0) 2034 (100.0) 3961 (100.0)