Table 7

Number of visits and percentage distribution of diseases categories for traditional Chinese medicine visits by gender, 1996–2001, in Taiwan

Major disease category

Female

Male


Diseases of the respiratory system

22486766 (24.7%)

19229835 (28.6%)

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

14591874 (16.0%)

10960835 (16.3%)

Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions

13117731 (14.4%)

8962408 (13.4%)

Injury and poisoning

10681063 (11.7%)

9549648 (14.2%)

Diseases of the digestive system

10358168 (11.4%)

9254229 (13.8%)

Diseases of the genitourinary system

9637077 (10.6%)

1470300 (2.2%)

Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

3012960 (3.3%)

2021566 (3.0%)

Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs

2987998 (3.3%)

1973514 (2.9%)

Diseases of the circulatory system

1609018 (1.8%)

1496484 (2.2%)

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and immunological disorders

934956 (1.0%)

954273 (1.4%)

Total

91204278

67149765


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

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