Table 4.3.2 Consultation rates (per 10 000 population) for patients consulting general practice for gastrointestinal diseases in England and Wales, 1991–1992

Diagnosis at consultationICD-9 codeConsultation rate per 10 000 population
Source: McCormick et al, 1995.485
Diseases of the digestive system:
Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws520–529185
Diseases of oesophagus530169
Peptic ulcer531–53490
Gastritis and duodenitis535101
Disorders of function of stomach536224
Other disorders of stomach and duodenum5371
Hernia of abdominal cavity550–553104
Crohn’s disease55520
Ulcerative colitis55626
Vascular insufficiency of intestine5570
Other non-infective gastroenteritis and colitis55821
Intestinal obstruction without mention of hernia5608
Diverticular of intestine56240
Other diseases of intestines and peritoneum564–566, 568, 569413
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis57110
Other disorders of liver570, 572, 5731
Cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, and other disorders of gallbladder574–57536
Other disorders of biliary tract5765
Diseases of pancreas5776
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage57816
Intestinal malabsorption5795
Total diseases of the digestive system520–5791495
Malignant neoplasms of the digestive system:
Small intestine1520
Rectum, rectosigmoid junction, and anus15411
Liver and intrahepatic ducts1551
Gallbladder and extrahepatic ducts1560
Retroperitoneum and peritoneum1580
Other and ill-defined sites of the digestive system1590
Total malignant neoplasms of the digestive system150–15954
Benign and other neoplasms of the digestive system 210, 211, 230, 235.2–235.59
Infectious intestinal diseases:
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers0020
Other salmonella infections0036
Other food poisoning (bacterial)0052
Other protozoal intestinal diseases0071
Intestinal infections due to other organisms0089
Ill-defined intestinal infections009497
Total infectious intestinal diseases001–009517
Viral hepatitis 0708
Total gastrointestinal diseases001–009, 070, 150–159, 210 211, 230, 235.2–235.5, 520–5792083