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Table 1 Number of pediatric patients among acupuncture users from 2002 to 2011 in Taiwan

From: Trends in the utilization of acupuncture among children in Taiwan from 2002 to 2011: a nationwide population-based study

YearValid beneficiaries within NHIaSubjects with acupuncture use
Total numbers (%)bNew subjects (%)cMale (%)dFemale (%)dUrbanization
level 1 (%)level 2 (%)level 3 (%)level 4 (%)
2002218,8203900 (1.78)2912 (74.7)2311 (2.03)1589 (1.51)59,534 (2.02)64,816 (1.68)43,397 (1.84)51,073 (1.57)
2003203,5573878 (1.91)2652 (68.4)2272 (2.15)1606 (1.64)55,292 (2.14)60,334 (1.76)40,362 (1.89)47,569 (1.82)
2004189,7063967 (2.09)2624 (66.1)2401 (2.43)1566 (1.72)51,405 (2.26)56,334 (2.11)37,617 (2.05)44,350 (1.90)
2005176,8133699 (2.09)2271 (61.4)2225 (2.41)1474 (1.74)47,901 (2.22)52,499 (2.16)35,089 (2.05)41,324 (1.89)
2006163,6013411 (2.08)2026 (59.4)2052 (2.41)1359 (1.73)44,399 (2.27)48,492 (2.11)32,466 (2.09)38,244 (1.85)
2007149,9573401 (2.27)2046 (60.2)2040 (2.61)1361 (1.90)40,640 (2.57)44,415 (2.29)29,789 (2.08)35,113 (2.05)
2008136,2133542 (2.60)2108 (59.5)2203 (3.10)1339 (2.05)36,905 (2.89)40,261 (2.69)27,072 (2.47)31,975 (2.26)
2009122,4504080 (3.33)2499 (61.3)2467 (3.87)1613 (2.75)33,195 (3.69)36,181 (3.52)24,283 (3.25)28,791 (2.76)
2010109,1525253 (4.81)3389 (64.5)3114 (5.49)2139 (4.08)29,525 (5.76)32,244 (4.90)21,670 (4.70)25,713 (3.60)
201195,3615088 (5.34)2933 (57.6)3019 (6.09)2069 (4.52)25,832 (6.83)28,118 (5.46)18,961 (4.93)22,450 (3.80)
2002–201140,21925,46024,10416,11512,42712,01177648017
  1. aValid beneficiaries within NHI refer to the pediatric patients randomly sampled as part of the 1 million beneficiaries from the LHID 2000. bTotal numbers of acupuncture users indicate total acupuncture users of the sampled pediatric enrollees. cNew subjects indicate the new pediatric patients who start to received acupuncture treatment for each year, while the percentage refers to the new acupuncture users out of total numbers of acupuncture users each year. d% of male/female acupuncture users describes the percentage of male/female acupuncture users out of all male/female beneficiaries (data not shown) each year. % of acupuncture users in the different urbanization levels means the percentage of acupuncture users out of all beneficiaries in each urbanized area (data not shown)