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Table 3 Top 20 diagnoses/problems managed

From: Health profiles of foreigners attending primary care clinics in Malaysia

   Public    Private
Diagnosis n Percentage Diagnosis n Percentage
Antenatal care 316 21.8 General medical examination 1781 13.5
Pregnancy high risk 108 7.5 Upper respiratory infection 1515 13.1
Upper respiratory infection 98 6.8 Fever 448 3.9
Hypertension 94 6.5 Trauma/injury/accident 420 3.6
Diabetes mellitus 76 5.3 Fungal infection 412 3.6
Gestational diabetes 62 4.3 Musculoskeletal symptoms 412 3.6
Lipid disorder 53 3.7 Gastroenteritis 384 3.3
Neonatal jaundice 42 2.9 Gastritis 375 3.2
Anaemia 42 2.9 Back problems 330 2.9
Toxaemia of pregnancy 31 2.1 Hypertension 248 2.1
Trauma/injury/accident 31 2.1 Cough 232 2.0
Cystitis/urinary infection 25 1.8 Asthma 232 2.0
Weight gain 21 1.5 Headache 220 1.9
Gastritis 17 1.2 Teeth/gum symptoms 220 1.9
To rule out tuberculosis 17 1.2 Dermatitis 192 1.7
Laceration/cut 16 1.1 Conjunctivitis 184 1.6
Gastroenteritis 16 1.1 Diabetes mellitus 175 1.5
General medical examination 14 1.0 Antenatal care 171 1.5
Excessive ear wax 11 0.8 Immunisation/vaccination 150 1.3
Fever 11 0.8 Vomiting 147 1.3
Subtotal 1102 76.2 Subtotal 8284 67.1
Total 1446 100.0 Total 11,562 100.0
  1. Note: to rule out tuberculosis = suspected tuberculosis