Table 4

The top 10 major disease categories for traditional Chinese medicine visits from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan

Major disease category

ICD-9-CM code

Number of visits

Percentage (%)


Diseases of the respiratory system

460–519

42,163,916

27.0

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

710–739

25,922,217

16.6

Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions

780–799

22,273,597

14.3

Injury and poisoning

800–999

20,466,702

13.1

Diseases of digestive system

520–579

19,854,039

12.7

Diseases of the genitourinary system

580–629

11,269,623

7.2

Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

680–709

5,086,736

3.3

Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs

320–389

4,999,730

3.2

Diseases of the circulatory system

390–459

3,143,181

2.0

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disease and immune disorders

240–279

1,926,628

1.2


Chen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:26   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-26

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