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Table 2 Age-specific usage frequency of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) during the 6-year period from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Age (years) Number of total population* Number of subjects using TCM (%) Number of TCM visits
≤10 3,045,723 376,098 (12.3%) 3,585,106
11–20 3,384,508 2,087,947 (61.7%) 18,557,467
21–30 3,821,115 2,507,902 (65.6%) 22,970,206
31–40 3,802,330 2,509,366 (66.0%) 30,974,575
41–50 3,538,240 2,195,505 (62.1%) 29,908,451
51–60 2,051,260 1,209,673 (59.0%) 16,445,165
61–70 1,445,062 935,722 (64.8%) 13,234,416
71–80 989,984 580,621 (58.6%) 8,389,902
≥81 327,346 171,239 (52.3%) 2,084,788
  1. *Total population number was obtained from Department of Internal Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, and data at the end of 2001 are presented.