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Physician Visits for Selected Digestive Disorders Among Women Aged 18 and Older, 2007*

Percent of women:

  • Esophageal Reflux: 21.1
  • Abdominal Hernia: 8.8
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 6.6
  • Constipation: 5.1
  • Gallstones: 4.1
  • Other: 54.3

*Based on ICD-9-CM codes: esophageal reflux (530.81); hernia (550-553); irritable bowel syndrome (564.1); constipation (564.00, 564.01, 564.09); gallstones (560.31); 'other' includes remaining codes (520-579).

Source II.9: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

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