Table 3.

Percentage of Visits by Primary Diagnosis Group

Percentage of Visits, Weighted
Primary Diagnosis GroupICD-9-CM CodesPRINSNAMCS Mean (95% CI)
ICD-9-CM = International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification; PRINS = Primary Care Network Survey; NAMCS = National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey; CI = confidence interval.
* Includes diseases of the blood and organs (280–289); complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–677); congenital anomalies (740–759); certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760–779); and diagnoses that were uncodable (patient left before being seen; patient was transferred to another facility; health maintenance organization did not authorize treatment; entry was “none,” “no diagnosis,” “no disease,” or “healthy”). Unknown includes blank diagnoses, uncodable diagnoses, and illegible diagnoses.
Infectious and parasitic diseases001–1394.73.5 (3.3–3.7)
Neoplasm140–2390.81.1 (1.0–1.2)
Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic diseases; immunity disorders240–27910.29.5 (9.0–9.9)
Mental disorders290–3195.34.2 (4.0–4.4)
Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs320–3897.66.1 (5.9–6.4)
Diseases of the circulatory system390–4599.911.9 (11.3–12.6)
Diseases of the respiratory system460–51915.816.5 (16.0–17.1)
Diseases of the digestive system520–5794.04.2 (4.0–4.4)
Diseases of the genitourinary system580–6293.63.6 (3.4–3.8)
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue680–7094.43.7 (3.5–3.9)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective tissue710–7395.18.0 (7.6–8.4)
Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions780–7998.08.0 (7.7–8.3)
Injury and poisoning800–9993.74.5 (4.3–4.8)
Supplementary classificationV01–V8215.313.8 (13.1–14.5)
All other diagnoses/unknown–*1.71.3 (1.2–1.4)