Table 3

Distribution of GI diseases, stratified by patient’s residence
Rural Suburban Urban
Disease groups according to clinical classifications software No. of pat. No. of pat. treated at GI clinics (%, n = No. of pat.) No. of pat. No. of pat. treated at GI clinics (%, n = No. of pat.) No. of pat. No. of pat. treated at GI clinics (%, n = No. of pat.)
Gastritis and duodenitis 4287 117 (2.7) 10669 927 (8.7) 40721 2451 (6.0)
Other gastrointestinal disorders 3844 246 (6.4) 11507 0892 (7.8) 43236 5287 (12.2)
Noninfectious gastroenteritis 3600 76 (2.1) 11417 586 (5.1) 50078 2094 (4.2)
Abdominal pain 3238 229 (7.1) 9860 964 (9.8) 35590 2702 (7.6)
Other disorders of stomach and duodenum 2336 151 (6.5) 6310 484 (7.7) 30098 3624 (12.0)
Hepatitis 1683 630 (37.4) 4685 2070 (44.2) 16671 9000 (54.0)
Gastroduodenal ulcer (except hemorrhage) 1451 583 (40.2) 4141 1784 (43.1) 17004 8274 (48.7)
Intestinal infection 1201 11 (0.9) 3866 91 (2.4) 18165 314 (1.7)
Esophageal disorders 625 227 (36.3) 1862 755 (40.5) 9408 4587 (48.8)
Other liver diseases 492 185 (37.6) 1210 486 (40.2) 4457 1936 (43.4)
Hemorrhoids 456 9 (2.0) 1673 65 (3.9) 7998 283 (3.5)

* Only top 11 diseases were listed.

GI: gastrointestinal.

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Lin et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:15   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-15

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