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Table 3 Frequency of different diseases related to symptoms of respiratory discomforts or complications in tuberculosis patients

From: Utilization of Chinese medicine for respiratory discomforts by patients with a medical history of tuberculosis in Taiwan

Disease (ICD-9-CM) Non-CM users CM users P value*
n % n %
Acute respiratory infections (460–466) 1405 74.97 2022 98.59 <.0001
Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (470–478) 564 30.1 1544 75.28 <.0001
Pneumonia and influenza (480–488) 1156 61.69 1393 67.92 <.0001
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allied conditions (490–496) 1307 69.74 1663 81.08 <.0001
Pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents (500–508) 183 9.77 146 7.12 0.0028
Other diseases of respiratory system (510–519) 952 50.8 853 41.59 <.0001
Dyspnea and respiratory abnormalities (786.0) 313 16.7 488 23.79 <.0001
Stridor (786.1) 25 1.33 124 6.05 <.0001
Cough (786.2) 475 25.35 1519 74.06 <.0001
Hemoptysis (786.3) 211 11.26 375 18.28 <.0001
Abnormal sputum (786.4) 16 0.85 49 2.39 0.0002
Chest pain (786.5) 375 20.01 930 45.34 <.0001
Swelling, mass, or lump in chest (786.6) 32 1.71 50 2.44 0.1101
Hiccough (786.8) 9 0.48 40 1.95 <.0001
Other symptoms involving respiratory system and chest (786.9) 23 1.23 52 2.54 0.0028
  1. * chi-square test
  2. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation, CM, Chinese Medicine
  3. †CM users referred to patients with history of TB who had visited CM clinics and had CM outpatient clinical records of tuberculosis or respiratory diseases