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Table 4 Distribution of the ten most frequent problems managed, as reported by chiropractors, for patients aged ≥65 and < 65 years at the patient encounter level

From: The profile of older adults seeking chiropractic care: a secondary analysis

  ≥65 years patient encounters
(n = 1067)
  < 65 years patient encounters
(n = 5714)
% of diagnoses (n) Rate per 100 encounters 95% CI % of diagnoses (n) Rate per 100 encounters 95% CI
Back problem 55.7 (863) 82.4 72.7–93.2 Back problem 52.1 (4249) 75.3 67.7–83.8
Neck problem 10.1 (157) 15.0 10.9–20.5 Neck problem 13.7 (1119) 19.8 16.6–23.8
Back syndrome with radiating pain 5.4 (83) 7.9 5.1–12.2 Muscle problem 5.2 (428) 7.6 5.2–11.0
Muscle problem 4.1 (63) 6.0 3.9–9.3 Back syndrome with radiating pain 4.7 (387) 6.9 5.0–9.4
Shoulder problem 4.0 (62) 5.9 4.1–8.6 Headache 2.7 (224) 4.0 3.0–5.3
Osteoarthritis (not spine) 3.8 (59) 5.6 4.0–8.0 Shoulder problem 2.5 (200) 3.6 2.8–4.5
Health maintenance 1.7 (26) 2.5 1.2–5.3 Other musculoskeletal problem 2.3 (191) 3.4 1.6–7.1
Knee problem 1.4 (21) 2.0 1.0–4.1 Health maintenance 2.2 (179) 3.2 1.8–5.7
Foot problem 1.2 (19) 1.81 1.0–3.3 Foot problem 1.6 (130) 2.3 1.5–3.6
Hip problem 1.2 (19) 1.8 1.1–3.1 Knee problem 1.1 (86) 1.5 1.1–2.2
  1. CI Confidence interval