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Table 8 Percentage distribution of diseases categories for 156,224,266 traditional Chinese medicine visits by location, 1996–2001, in Taiwan*

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Major disease category In Hospitals (%) In Clinics (%)
Respiratory system 26.8 26.2
Musculoskeletal system 20.3 16.2
Digestive system 20.2 12.2
Genitourinary system 12.0 6.9
Symptoms, signs, ill-defined conditions 11.9 14.3
Nervous system and sense organs 6.5 3.0
Circulatory system 6.2 1.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 5.7 3.1
Endocrine and metabolic diseases 5.1 1.0
Injury and poisoning 4.8 13.4
Mental disorders 1.1 0.2
Neoplasm 1.7 0.2
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.7 0.4
  1. *5,836,651 (3.8%) visits had more than one diagnosis. Percentage in Clinics is higher than in Hospitals.