Table 5

The 41 most common diagnostic groups among 156,224,266 traditional Chinese medicine visits from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan

Diseases diagnosis*

Number of visits

%


Other symptoms signs and ill-defined conditions

16,707,192

10.7

Other diseases of the digestive system

15,636,624

10.0

Acute sinusitis

13,790,219

8.8

Other diseases of the respiratory system

9,697,442

6.2

Other dorsopathies

9,593,900

6.1

Other injuries

8,265,712

5.3

Derangements and other unspecified joint disorders

6,219,704

4.0

Asthma

5,477,916

3.5

Other superficial injury

5,370,193

3.4

Other acute respiratory infections

4,741,441

3.0

Other rheumatism excluding back

4,702,518

3.0

Chronic sinusitis

4,553,347

2.9

Disorders of menstruation and abnormal bleeding

4,437,200

2.8

Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue

3,729,128

2.4

Contusions with intact skin surfaces

3,230,326

2.1

Non-inflammatory disorders of female genital organs

2,704,322

1.7

Ulcer of stomach and small intestine

2,181,074

1.4

Other disorders of the nervous system

2,063,541

1.3

Other disorders of the urinary system

1,786,787

1.1

Cough

1,723,945

1.1

Lumbago

1,524,536

1.0

Other sprains and strains

1,417,778

0.9

Allergic rhinitis

1,266,224

0.8

Other arthropathies and related disorders

1,167,430

0.7

Myalgia and myositis unspecified

1,167,300

0.7

Other mental disorders

1,127,697

0.7

Abnormal heart sounds

1,115,173

0.7

Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis

1,069,862

0.7

Abdominal pain

1,051,691

0.7

Other diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

1,039,678

0.7

Chronic and unspecified bronchitis

998,966

0.6

Gastritis and duodenitis

940,170

0.6

Inflammatory disorders of female pelvic organs

871,451

0.6

Other diseases of the circulatory system

844,021

0.5

Headache

825,747

0.5

Other diseases of the ear and mastoid process

817,140

0.5

Other disorders of the eye and adnexa

758,455

0.5

Other infections and parasitic diseases

746,719

0.5

Diabetes mellitus

740,528

0.5

Other diseases of central nervous system

731,867

0.5


* Only diseases with use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine greater than 0.5% are presented. Diagnostic groups were categorized according to the reclassification of the primary International Classification of Diseases diagnostic codes for use with National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data in the United States.

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

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