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Table 1 Taiwanese morbidity patterns by ADG in 2002 and 2003

From: Quantifying morbidities by Adjusted Clinical Group system for a Taiwan population: A nationwide analysis

ADG & Description Year 2002 Year 2003
  N % N %
1 Time Limited: Minor 1,006,048 39.8 1,019,484 40.4
2 Time Limited: Minor-Primary Infections 1,992,226 78.9 1,968,976 78.0
3 Time Limited: Major 235,366 9.3 237,030 9.4
4 Time Limited: Major-Primary Infections 449,075 17.8 445,353 17.6
5 Allergies 302,123 12.0 315,368 12.5
6 Asthma 87,299 3.5 82,509 3.3
7 Likely to Recur: Discrete 895,045 35.4 933,523 37.0
8 Likely to Recur: Discrete-Infections 564,424 22.4 551,992 21.9
9 Likely to Recur: Progressive 60,111 2.4 61,405 2.4
10 Chronic Medical: Stable 815,730 32.3 859,344 34.1
11 Chronic Medical: Unstable 470,946 18.7 476,131 18.9
12 Chronic Specialty: Stable-Orthopedic 108,891 4.3 112,290 4.4
13 Chronic Specialty: Stable-Ear, Nose, Throat 40,914 1.6 43,052 1.7
14 Chronic Specialty: Stable-Eye 393,814 15.6 398,962 15.8
16 Chronic Specialty: Unstable-Orthopedic 65,792 2.6 64,459 2.6
17 Chronic Specialty: Unstable-Ear, Nose, Throat 31,632 1.3 32,406 1.3
18 Chronic Specialty: Unstable-Eye 91,887 3.6 99,621 3.9
20 Dermatologic 312,630 12.4 315,398 12.5
21 Injuries/Adverse Effects: Minor 514,994 20.4 590,592 23.4
22 Injuries/Adverse Effects: Major 397,795 15.8 393,998 15.6
23 Psychosocial: Time Limited, Minor 23,037 0.9 22,938 0.9
24 Psychosocial: Recurrent or Persistent, Stable 189,041 7.5 187,296 7.4
25 Psychosocial: Recurrent or Persistent, Unstable 35,821 1.4 36,799 1.5
26 Signs/Symptoms: Minor 799,092 31.6 854,014 33.8
27 Signs/Symptoms: Uncertain 689,129 27.3 714,919 28.3
28 Signs/Symptoms: Major 421,569 16.7 431,382 17.1
29 Discretionary 199,908 7.9 195,420 7.7
30 See and Reassure 76,531 3.0 81,357 3.2
31 Prevention/Administrative 454,848 18.0 479,046 19.0
32 Malignancy 40,496 1.6 40,945 1.6
33 Pregnancy 51,640 2.0 48,975 1.9
34 Dental 930,053 36.8 930,816 36.9