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Table 4 The distribution of TCM and non-TCM user by major disease categories /diagnosis in patients with hepatitis C

From: Utilization and prescription patterns of traditional Chinese medicine for patients with hepatitis C in Taiwan: a population-based study

Disease (ICD-9-CM) Non-TCM user (N = 2876) TCM user (N = 5691) p value
n % n %
Infectious and parasitic disease (001−139) 2862 99.51 5673 99.68 0.2218
Neoplasms (140−239) 1289 44.82 3121 54.84 <0.0001
Malignant(140−208) 824 28.65 1491 26.20 0.0158
Benign (210−229) 597 20.76 2152 37.81 <0.0001
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disease and immunity disorder (240−279) 1863 64.78 4133 72.62 <0.0001
Blood and blood-forming organs (280−289) 843 29.31 1876 32.96 0.0006
Mental disorder (290−319) 1206 41.93 3360 59.04 <0.0001
Nervous system (320−389) 2087 72.57 5120 89.97 <0.0001
Circulatory system (390−459) 2123 73.82 4410 77.49 0.0002
Respiratory system (460−519) 2548 88.60 5573 97.93 <0.0001
Digestive system (520−579) 2797 97.25 5669 99.61 <0.0001
Genitourinary system (580−629) 1760 61.20 4485 78.81 <0.0001
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (630−676) 19 0.66 178 3.13 <0.0001
Skin and subcutaneous tissue (680−709) 1958 68.08 4830 84.87 <0.0001
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710−739) 2091 72.71 5343 93.89 <0.0001
Congenital anomalies (740−759) 126 4.38 511 8.98 <0.0001
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760−779) 13 0.45 43 0.76 0.0997
Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions (780−799) 2569 89.33 5575 97.96 <0.0001
Injury and poisoning (800−999) 1997 69.44 5166 90.77 <0.0001