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  Title The use of chiropractic care among 6-week-old babies in Bergen, Norway: A cross-sectional survey
URL http://jccponline.com/ChiroCare.pdf
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2017 Sep;16(1):1339-1343
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
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Objectives: This study investigates the prevalence of six week-old babies in Bergen, Norway who present to a chiropractor, describes their demographics and documents their presenting complaints and referral patterns.

Methods: This was an observational cross-sectional survey. Questionnaires were distributed by the health care visitor/midwife to the parents/guardians of infants attending the six-week control (health check up) in nine health care centres in Bergen, Norway. After collection, each form was coded with a number and data entered into the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Results: In all, 123 surveys were collected. Among these, 12 (10%) had seen a chiropractor. Assisted deliveries were more frequent among the infants who had presented to a chiropractor versus the general population. The most common presenting complaints were colic and fussy baby (each reported by 6 participants). The most common mode of referral was by friends/family (N=5).

Conclusion: The prevalence of six week-old babies in Bergen who have seen a chiropractor was 10%. This is the first study to have investigated the prevalence of all six week-old babies in the general population presented to a chiropractor at a snapshot in time. However, due to the small sample size, these results must be viewed with caution, and further, larger studies are warranted. 

Author keywords: prevalence, pediatrics, chiropractic

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