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Table 7 Number of visits and percentage distribution of diseases categories for traditional Chinese medicine visits by gender, 1996–2001, in Taiwan

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Major disease category Female Male
Diseases of the respiratory system 22486766 (24.7%) 19229835 (28.6%)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 14591874 (16.0%) 10960835 (16.3%)
Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions 13117731 (14.4%) 8962408 (13.4%)
Injury and poisoning 10681063 (11.7%) 9549648 (14.2%)
Diseases of the digestive system 10358168 (11.4%) 9254229 (13.8%)
Diseases of the genitourinary system 9637077 (10.6%) 1470300 (2.2%)
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 3012960 (3.3%) 2021566 (3.0%)
Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs 2987998 (3.3%) 1973514 (2.9%)
Diseases of the circulatory system 1609018 (1.8%) 1496484 (2.2%)
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and immunological disorders 934956 (1.0%) 954273 (1.4%)
Total 91204278 67149765