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Issue 115 Item 16 Top 10 Diagnoses in Family Practice Office Visits in 2001


Top 10 Diagnoses in

Family Practice Office Visits in 2001

% of

Office Visits

Hypertension NOS

8.4%

Diabetes Mellitus, Uncomplicated

3.4%

Chronic Sinusitis NOS*

2.8%

Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections NOS*

2.7%

Bronchitis NOS*

2.4%

Hyperlipidemia NEC**/NOS*

2.2%

Acute Pharyngitis

2%

Depressive Disorder NEC**

1.8%

Routine Medical Exam

1.8%

Otitis Media NOS*

1.6%

*Not otherwise specified.  **  Not elsewhere classified

Note:  Based on a monthly survey of about 500 office-based family physicians, who reported on the number of visits for each condition.