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Table 1 Trends in the leading causes of morbidity in Palawan from 2005 to 2009

From: Evaluating active roles of community health workers in accelerating universal access to health services for malaria in Palawan, the Philippines

Causes of morbidity 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea Top 10 Number Ratea
URTI/ARI 1st 28,011 4303 1st 27,959 4201 1st 19,217 2392 1st 24,030 3457 1st 38,857 4964
Influenza 2nd 17,085 2625 2nd 16,091 2418 2nd 16,266 1477 2nd 16,719 2405 2nd 13,528 1728
Malariab 3rd 10,334 1588 3rd 12,640 1899 3rd 10,048 973 5th 5865 844 4th 6558 838
Diarrhea 4th 7038 1081 4th 8932 1342 4th 6617 831 4th 7061 1016 7th 3655 467
Bronchitis 5th 4800 737 5th 7908 1188 6th 4382 521 3rd 8303 1195 6th 3738 477
Hypertension 6th 3317 510 6th 4843 728 7th 3540 502 7th 3000 432 3rd 7335 937
Urinary tract infection 7th 2700 415 7th 2856 429 8th 3417 185 6th 5671 816 5th 4483 573
Pneumonia 8th 2260 347 8th 1470 221 5th 5652 644 8th 2994 431 10th 2471 316
Anemia 9th 1447 222 10th 858 129          
Pulmonary tuberculosis 10th 1029 158 9th 949 143 10th 971 127       
Skin disease        9th 1261 143       
Gastritis           9th 1402 202 9th 2066 264
Accident/wound/injury           10th 1130 163 8th 2834 362
  1. The table was created by the author based on the annual provincial health report of the province of Palawan [15, 16]
  2. Abbreviations: URTI upper respiratory tract infection, ARI acute respiratory infection
  3. aRate per 100,000 population
  4. bThe number does not match that in Table 1 due to differences in the methods of data collection (the data for this table was only collected in provincial and private hospitals)