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Table 3 Frequency distribution various TCM therapies by major disease categories/diagnosis among children with cerebral palsy

From: Complementary traditional Chinese medicine use in Children with cerebral palsy: a nationwide retrospective cohort study in Taiwan

Disease (ICD-9-CM) CHM COT ACU CHM + COT CHM + ACU CHM + COT + ACU
Infectious and parasitic disease (001–139) 0.38 0.31 0.10 0.73 0.13 0.35
Neoplasms (140–239) 0.04 0.06 0.05 0.01 0.07 0.04
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disease and immunity disorder (240–279) 0.29 0.13 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.21
Blood and blood-forming organs (280–289) 0.13 0.02. 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.08
Mental disorder (290–319) 4.07 7.73 0.21 5.07 0.26 5.21
Nervous system (320–389) 31.3 76.6 22.5 67.6 27.2 47.7
Circulatory system (390–459) 0.96 2.32 1.47 3.45 7.97 1.56
Respiratory system (460–519) 30.6 0.79 0.00 2.88 0.26 18.2
Digestive system (520–579) 11.8 0.45 0.02 1.23 0.13 7.05
Genitourinary system (580–629) 1.51 0.01 0.00 0.11 0.00 0.89
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (630–676) 0.04 0.06 0.07 0.05 0.00 0.05
Skin and subcutaneous tissue (680–709) 1.82 0.07 0.02 0.05 0.07 1.09
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739) 1.53 4.07 26.9 8.80 20.8 3.66
Congenital anomalies (740–759) 0.43 1.50 1.04 1.29 0.78 0.85
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760–779) 0.16 0.51 0.13 0.41 0.00 0.28
Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions (780–799) 14.0 0.90 0.47 2.99 0.52 8.59
Injury and poisoning (800–999) 0.90 4.47 47.0 5.25 41.9 4.19
  1. Abbreviations: CHM Chinese herbal medicine, COT Chinese Orthopedic Traumatology, ACU Acupuncture