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Table 3 Top 5 disease codes among liver cancer patients during the years 1996–2007 for all outpatient visits and outpatient visits specifically for liver cancer

From: Utilization pattern of traditional Chinese medicine for liver cancer patients in Taiwan

  Western medicine Traditional chinese medicine
Ranking Disease (Code) No. Percentage (95% CI) Disease (Code) No. Percentage (95% CI)
Outpatient visits specifically for liver cancer
Total = 1,181,130 Total = 384,074   
1 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571) 84,263 7.31 (7.26-7.36) Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571) 22,419 5.84 (5.77-5.91)
2 Malignant neoplasm of the liver and hepatic bile ducts (155) 75,881 6.42 (6.38-6.46) Malignant neoplasm of the liver and hepatic bile ducts (155) 1,9847 5.17 (5.10-5.24)
3 Diabetes Mellitus (250) 49,506 4.19 (4.15-4.23) General symptoms (780) 13,060 3.4 (3.34-3.46)
4 Essential hypertension (401) 48,762 4.13 (4.09-4.17) Acute upper respiratory infections (465) 12,231 3.18 (3.12-3.24)
5 Acute upper respiratory infections (465) 40,502 3.43 (3.40-3.46) Essential hypertension (401) 11,604 3.02 (2.97-3.07)
Ranking Disease (Code) No. Percentage (95%CI) Disease (Code) No. Percentage (95%CI)
All outpatient visits
Total = 86,850,726    Total = 29,277,941   
1 Acute upper respiratory infections (465) 5,932,918 6.84 (6.83-6.85) Acute upper respiratory infections (465) 1,757,625 6.00 (5.99-6.01)
2 Essential hypertension (401) 3,884,150 4.47 (4.47-4.47) General symptoms (780) 857,752 2.93 (2.92-2.94)
3 Diabetes Mellitus (250) 3,027,309 3.49 (3.49-3.49) Essential hypertension (401) 805,130 2.75 (2.74-2.76)
4 General symptoms (780) 2,030,401 2.34 (2.34-2.34) Other and unspecified disorders of the back (724) 706,248 2.41 (2.40-2.42)
5 Disorders of conjunctica (372) 1,642,787 1.89 (1.89-1.89) Diabetes Mellitus (250) 635,054 2.17 (2.16-2.18)
  1. CI: confidence interval.