Table 2

Logistic regression analyses of factors associated with the use of acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy

Factors

Acupuncture Odds ratio (95% CI*)

Chiropractic Odds ratio (95% CI*)

Osteopathy Odds ratio (95%CI*)


Post-secondary education

No

1.0

...

...

Yes

1.7 (1.0–2.7)

...

...

Income range

<A$20,000

...

1.0

1.0

A$20,000–A$40,000

...

3.2 (1.5–7.3)

0.1 (0.0–0.4)

>A$40,000

...

3.8 (1.8–7.8)

0.6 (0.3–1.3)

Country of birth

Overseas

...

1.0

...

Australia

...

2.1 (1.2–3.4)

...

Consulted medical doctor in past 12 months

No

1.0

1.0

...

Yes

2.1 (1.0–4.2)

2.0 (1.1–3.5)

...

Visited medical doctor for back problems

No

...

1.0

1.0

Yes

...

3.5 (1.4–8.4)

4.3 (1.1–16.4)

Omnibus Tests of Model Coefficients χ2-test (degrees of freedom, p value)

23.04 (3, < 0.0001)

60.24 (6, < 0.0001)

34.82 (4, < 0.0001)


*95% confidence interval

Xue et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:105   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-105

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