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Table 1 Characteristics of Hypertension population from one million random sampling cohort of the NHIR database

From: Frequency and co-prescription pattern of Chinese herbal products for hypertension in Taiwan: a Cohort study

Characteristics

Non-TCM Users

TCM users

CHP users

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

Age

      

<45

3802

12.3

18768

15.2

17653

15.2

45-65

12790

41.5

58453

47.4

55219

47.6

>65

14251

46.2

46019

37.3

43198

37.2

Gender

      

Female

11509

37.3

64826

52.6

61594

53.1

Male

19334

62.7

58414

47.4

54476

46.9

Insurance salaries(NTD$/month) 1

      

0

5965

19.3

21891

17.8

20485

17.7

1-15840

5653

18.3

18185

14.8

16980

14.6

15841-25000

12882

41.8

57967

47.0

55006

47.4

>25000

6343

20.6

25197

20.4

23599

20.3

Urban Level 2

      

1

9069

29.4

35622

28.9

33226

28.6

2

13023

42.2

55239

44.8

52063

44.9

3

5538

18.0

20546

16.7

19486

16.8

4

3213

10.4

11833

9.6

11295

9.7

Comorbidity with hypertension(ICD-9-CM)

      

Ischemic Heart Disease (410–414)

9607

31.1

41603

33.8

39237

33.8

Cardiovascular disease (430–438)

7466

24.2

27218

22.1

25592

22.1

Atherosclerosis(440)

931

3.0

3814

3.1

3616

3.1

Hyperlipidemia (272)

11476

37.2

52627

42.7

49629

42.8

Type II Diabetes Mellitus(250)

9773

31.7

39936

32.4

37514

32.3

Total

30843

 

123240

 

116070

 
  1. 1. NTD, New Taiwan dollar 1USD30NTD
  2. 2. 1:most urbanization; 4:least urbanization