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Table 4 The top 10 major disease categories for traditional Chinese medicine visits from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Major disease category ICD-9-CM code Number of visits Percentage (%)
Diseases of the respiratory system 460–519 42,163,916 27.0
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 710–739 25,922,217 16.6
Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions 780–799 22,273,597 14.3
Injury and poisoning 800–999 20,466,702 13.1
Diseases of digestive system 520–579 19,854,039 12.7
Diseases of the genitourinary system 580–629 11,269,623 7.2
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 680–709 5,086,736 3.3
Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs 320–389 4,999,730 3.2
Diseases of the circulatory system 390–459 3,143,181 2.0
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disease and immune disorders 240–279 1,926,628 1.2