Table 8

Percentage distribution of diseases categories for 156,224,266 traditional Chinese medicine visits by location, 1996–2001, in Taiwan*

Major disease category

In Hospitals (%)

In Clinics (%)


Respiratory system

26.8

26.2

Musculoskeletal system

20.3

16.2

Digestive system

20.2

12.2

Genitourinary system

12.0

6.9

Symptoms, signs, ill-defined conditions

11.9

14.3

Nervous system and sense organs

6.5

3.0

Circulatory system

6.2

1.8

Skin and subcutaneous tissue

5.7

3.1

Endocrine and metabolic diseases

5.1

1.0

Injury and poisoning

4.8

13.4

Mental disorders

1.1

0.2

Neoplasm

1.7

0.2

Infectious and parasitic diseases

1.7

0.4


*5,836,651 (3.8%) visits had more than one diagnosis. Percentage in Clinics is higher than in Hospitals.

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

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