Two hundred pediatricians and two hundred chiropractors were surveyed to determine what, if any, differences were to be found in the health status of children who routinely received either medical care or Chiropractic care.
With usable responses of 35% from the chiropractors and 36% from the pediatricians, analysis of the results indicates a definite correlation between Chiropractic care and superior health. While the ‘medical’ children had a history of fewer childhood diseases, they also had received a considerably higher percentage of childhood immunizations (94%), as compared to the ‘Chiropractic’ children (25%).
The ‘Chiropractic’ children showed a 69% otitis media-free response, while the ‘medical’ children only had a 20% otitis media-free response. Pediatricians were more likely to feel that every child would
have been on a course of antibiotics at least once, and some suggested that almost 100% of children suffer from otitis media, whereas many chiropractors reported that children under their care had never been on antibiotics. The occurrence of infectious diseases was significantly less among the Chiropractic sample.
The results of the study confirm the benefits of the Chiropractic model of healthcare on the health status of children.