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Table 2 Adverse experiences on traditional Korean medicinal therapies and the number of disease incidents

From: Usage patterns and adverse experiences in traditional Korean medicine: results of a survey in South Korea

Demographic characteristics No. of respondents Adverse experience Diseases related to adverse experiences
No Yes Digestive system Skin Nervous system Kidney Others
All respondents 915 840(91.8) 75(8.2) 30(40.0) 23(30.6) 11(14.6) 5(6.6) 6(8.0)
Gender         
  Male 425 388(91.3) 37(8.7) 16(43.2) 14(37.8) 2(5.4) 3(8.1) 2(5.4)
  Female 490 452(92.1) 38(7.9) 14(36.8) 9(23.7) 9(23.7) 2(5.3) 4(10.5)
Age         
  20-29 194 174(89.7) 20(10.3) 12(60.0) 5(25.0) 1(5.0) 1(5.0) 1(5.0)
  30-39 244 223(91.4) 21(8.6) 6(28.6) 8(38.0) 5(23.8) 1(4.8) 1(4.8)
  40-49 229 214(93.4) 15(6.6) 3(20.0) 6(40.1) 2(13.3) 2(13.3) 2(13.3)
  50-59 158 143(90.5) 15(9.5) 9(60.2) 1(6.6) 2(13.3) 1(6.6) 2(13.3)
  60-69 90 86(95.6) 4(4.4) - 3(76.0) 1(24.0) - -
N. of utilizations         
  ≤5 675 623(92.3) 52(7.7) 23(44.2) 16(30.8) 6(13.5) 2(3.8) 4(7.7)
  6-10 120 110(91.7) 10(8.3) 2(20.0) 6(60.0) 1(10.0) - 1(10.0)
  ≥11 120 107(89.2) 13(10.8) 5(38.4) 1(7.7) 3(23.1) 3(23.1) 1(7.7)
  1. All data are in n (%).