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Table 1 Proportion and average cost of the top 10 common disease prescriptions

From: Outpatient prescription practices in rural township health centers in Sichuan Province, China

Rank Diagnoses Number (proportion) Average cost (median, RMBa) Average cost (median, USD) Range of cost (RMBa) Range of cost (USD)
1 Upper respiratory tract infection 652 (21.31%) 13.00 2.06 0.40 - 147.00 0.06 - 23.33
2 Gastroenteritis 344 (11.25%) 16.35 2.59 0.60 - 204.40 0.10 - 32.44
3 The common cold 272 (8.89%) 10.00 1.59 0.80 - 119.00 0.13 - 18.89
4 COPD 198 (6.47%) 18.90 3.00 1.20 - 184.00 0.19 - 29.20
5 Female genital diseases 148 (4.84%) 30.55 4.85 1.00 - 138.40 0.16 - 21.97
6 Pneumonia 86 (2.81%) 31.50 5.00 2.50 - 194.30 0.40 - 30.84
7 Rheumatoid arthritis 80 (2.62%) 17.40 2.76 1.70 - 156.00 0.27 - 24.76
8 Other digestive tract diseases 73 (2.39%) 10.00 1.59 1.00 - 106.15 0.16 - 16.85
9 Dental diseases 63 (2.06%) 14.00 2.22 1.00 - 144.00 0.16 - 22.85
10 Hypertension 61 (1.99%) 20.70 3.29 4.00 - 215.30 0.63 - 34.17
  1. a1 USD = 6.3009 RMB Yuan.