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Table 2 Frequency distribution of TCM visits by major disease categories among children 18 years and younger

From: Prescription patterns of traditional Chinese medicine amongst Taiwanese children: a population-based cohort study

Major disease category ICD-9-CM Chinese herbal remedies Acupuncture traumatology Total of TCM
n (%) Rank n (%) Rank n (%) Rank
Diseases of the Respiratory System 460–519 679,509(47.2) 1 1354(0.9) 3 680,863(42.9) 1
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 780–799 301,712(21.0) 2 392(0.3) 7 302,104 (19.0) 2
Diseases of the Digestive System 520–579 167,701 (11.6) 3 245(0.2) 8 167,946 (10.6) 3
Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue 680–709 106,547 (7.4) 4 176(0.1) 10 106,723 (6.7) 5
Diseases of the Genitourinary System 580–629 94,168 (6.5) 5 2294(0.2) 4 96,462 (6.1) 6
Injury and Poisoning 800–999 25,573 (1.8) 6 121,101 (82.7) 1 146,674 (9.2) 4
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue 710–739 24,109 (1.7) 7 21,523 (14.7) 2 45,632 (2.9) 7
Diseases of the Nervous System and Sense Organs 320–389 15,066 (1.1) 8 611(0.4) 5 15,677 (0.9) 8
Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases, and Immunity Disorders 240–279 7230 (0.5) 10 72(0.0) 11 7302(0.5) 10
Mental Disorders 290–319 6373 (0.4) 11 227(0.2) 9 6600(0.4) 11
Othersa   12,328(0.9) 9 589(0.4) 6 12,917(0.8) 9
Total   1440,316(100)   148,584(100)   1,588,900 (100)  
  1. aOthers include ICD-9-CM code ranges 280–289, 630–677, 740–759, 760–779, V01-V82, E800-E999