The proportion of children visiting medical institutions for decayed teeth rose from the previous survey.
In the breakdown of illnesses and injuries of subjects who visited hospitals or clinics over the past year, gcold, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumoniah accounted for the highest percentage, 78.6%, with an increase by 0.6% from the 4th survey, followed by gdecayed teethh (26.9%; increase by 9.0%) and ginfluenzah (23.7%; increase by 14.3%) (Table 5).
Table 5 Major illnesses and injuries seen by hospitals and clinics over the past year
(multiple answers), and changes in the hospitalization status
|5th survey||4th survey|
|Visited hospitals or clinics for illnesses/injuries||95.5||93.6|
|Cold, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia||78.6||78.0|
|Digestive diseases including gastroenteritis, diarrhea, stomach ache, constipation||16.5||13.7|
|Allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis||9.2||5.7|
|Notes:||1)||The figures are based on the total responses to the 4th and 5th surveys (total number of replies: 38,880).|
|2)||gOtitis mediah includes the number of samples with gotitis externah in the 4th survey.|