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Table 4 Top ten disease categories as reasons for clinical acupuncture visits in the acupuncture cohort

From: Acupuncture decreased the risk of coronary heart disease in patients with fibromyalgia in Taiwan: a nationwide matched cohort study

Disease categories (ICD-9-CM codes) Acupuncture cohort (n = 58,899)
Disorders of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739) 42,488
Injury and poisoning (800–999) 36,465
Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799) 4014
Disorders of nervous system (320–389) 2802
Disorders of digestive system (520–579) 1714
Disorders of respiratory system (460–519) 1497
Disorders of circulatory system (390–459) 850
Disorders of genitourinary system (580–629) 725
Disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue (680–709) 335
Mental disorders (290–319) 283
  1. ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
  2. More than one ICD-9-CM code can be recorded when patients receive acupuncture