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Table 5 Techniques and care provided for total combined adult encounter sample, for patients aged ≥65 and < 65 years at the encounter level

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

  Total encounters
(n = 6781)*
≥65 years encounters*
(n = 1067)
< 65 years encounters*
(n = 5714)
Soft tissue therapy 82.9 (71.7, 95.8) 85.2 (71.3, 101.8) 82.5 (71.3, 95.4)
Manipulation 86.8 (77.8, 96.8) 60.1 (48.9, 73.8) 91.8 (82.6, 102.0)
Activator 33.7 (24.8, 45.9) 43.3 (31.8, 58.9) 31.9 (23.0, 44.4)
Mobilization 26.9 (19.5, 37.3) 42.5 (30.3, 59.5) 24.0 (17.1, 33.8)
Recommended exercise 34.7 (27.2, 44.2) 29.4 (21.8, 39.7) 35.6 (27.8, 45.7)
Drop piece 26.7 (19.9, 35.7) 26.3 (18.6, 37.4) 26.7 (19.8, 36.0)
Other modalities 18.4 (11.9, 28.4) 24.7 (16.2, 37.9) 17.2 (10.8, 27.3)
Blocking 17.0 (10.9, 26.6) 21.4 (13.5, 33.9) 16.2 (10.0, 26.3)
Flexion / Distraction 6.3 (3.0, 13.1) 7.3 (2.9, 18.7) 6.1 (2.9, 12.8)
Acupuncture 5.9 (2.9, 1.9) 5.9 (2.1, 16.5) 5.9 (3.1, 11.4)
  1. CI Confidence interval, SE standard error
  2. *Rate per 100 encounters 95% CI