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Table 2 Respiratory disorders

From: Management of respiratory disorders in a Chinese medicine teaching clinic in Australia: review of clinical records

Respiratory disorder Total patients, n (%) (N = 261) Total visits, n (%) (N = 842) Total visits 2010, n (%) (N = 363) Total visits 2011, n (%) (N = 479)
URTI 124 (47.5) 234 (27.8) 121 (33.3) 113 (23.6)
Cough 41 (15.7) 175 (20.8) 74 (20.4) 101 (21.1)
Hay fever or allergic rhinitis 38 (14.6) 157 (18.6) 65 (17.9) 92 (19.2)
Sinus congestion 35 (13.4) 94 (11.2) 47 (12.9) 47 (9.8)
Asthma 8 (3.1) 64 (7.6) 8 (2.2) 56 (11.7)
Runny nose 3 (1.1) 13 (1.5) 3 (0.8) 10 (2.1)
Pulmonary fibrosis 2 (0.8) 22 (2.6) 0 (0) 22 (4.6)
Bronchitis 2 (0.8) 11 (1.3) 5 (1.4) 6 (1.3)
Shortness of breath 2 (0.8) 8 (1.0) 5 (1.4) 3 (0.6)
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis 1 (0.4) 32 (3.8) 32 (8.8) 0 (0)
Sleep apnoea 1 (0.4) 12 (1.4) 0 (0) 12 (2.5)
Rhinitis 1 (0.4) 11 (1.3) 1 (0.3) 10 (2.1)
Chest infection 1 (0.4) 6 (0.7) 1 (0.3) 5 (1.0)
Pneumonia 1 (0.4) 2 (0.2) 0 (0) 2 (0.4)
Lung cancer 1 (0.4) 1 (0.1) 1 (0.3) 0 (0)
Total 261 842 363 479
  1. Chi square test for significant difference between year 2010 and 2011: χ2 (14) = 114.7, P < 0.001
  2. During the study period, 261 patients made a total of 842 respiratory disorder visits to the clinic
  3. URTI upper respiratory tract infection