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Table 5 The 41 most common diagnostic groups among 156,224,266 traditional Chinese medicine visits from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Diseases diagnosis* Number of visits %
Other symptoms signs and ill-defined conditions 16,707,192 10.7
Other diseases of the digestive system 15,636,624 10.0
Acute sinusitis 13,790,219 8.8
Other diseases of the respiratory system 9,697,442 6.2
Other dorsopathies 9,593,900 6.1
Other injuries 8,265,712 5.3
Derangements and other unspecified joint disorders 6,219,704 4.0
Asthma 5,477,916 3.5
Other superficial injury 5,370,193 3.4
Other acute respiratory infections 4,741,441 3.0
Other rheumatism excluding back 4,702,518 3.0
Chronic sinusitis 4,553,347 2.9
Disorders of menstruation and abnormal bleeding 4,437,200 2.8
Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue 3,729,128 2.4
Contusions with intact skin surfaces 3,230,326 2.1
Non-inflammatory disorders of female genital organs 2,704,322 1.7
Ulcer of stomach and small intestine 2,181,074 1.4
Other disorders of the nervous system 2,063,541 1.3
Other disorders of the urinary system 1,786,787 1.1
Cough 1,723,945 1.1
Lumbago 1,524,536 1.0
Other sprains and strains 1,417,778 0.9
Allergic rhinitis 1,266,224 0.8
Other arthropathies and related disorders 1,167,430 0.7
Myalgia and myositis unspecified 1,167,300 0.7
Other mental disorders 1,127,697 0.7
Abnormal heart sounds 1,115,173 0.7
Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis 1,069,862 0.7
Abdominal pain 1,051,691 0.7
Other diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,039,678 0.7
Chronic and unspecified bronchitis 998,966 0.6
Gastritis and duodenitis 940,170 0.6
Inflammatory disorders of female pelvic organs 871,451 0.6
Other diseases of the circulatory system 844,021 0.5
Headache 825,747 0.5
Other diseases of the ear and mastoid process 817,140 0.5
Other disorders of the eye and adnexa 758,455 0.5
Other infections and parasitic diseases 746,719 0.5
Diabetes mellitus 740,528 0.5
Other diseases of central nervous system 731,867 0.5
  1. * Only diseases with use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine greater than 0.5% are presented. Diagnostic groups were categorized according to the reclassification of the primary International Classification of Diseases diagnostic codes for use with National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data in the United States.