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Table 5 Number of CAM Field specialized register citations classified by type of medical condition

From: Bibliometric and content analysis of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field specialized register of controlled trials

Medical conditions Citations n(% of citations in register) MEDLINE-indexed citations N (% of citations in medical condition category that are MEDLINE-indexed)
Heart and circulation 8,028 (17.9) 5,585 (69.6)
Anesthesia and pain control 7,656 (17.1) 5,492 (71.7)
Mental health 7,472 (16.7) 5,646 (75.6)
Endocrine and metabolic 6,188 (13.8) 3,797 (61.4)
Gastroenterology 3,378 (7.5) 2,354 (69.7)
Orthopedics and trauma 3,331 (7.4) 2,263 (67.9)
Cancer 2,983 (6.7) 2,205 (73.9)
Lungs and airways 2,545 (5.7) 1,828 (71.8)
Tobacco, drugs, and alcohol dependence 2,286 (5.1) 1,935 (84.6)
Neonatal care 2,252 (5.0) 1,924 (85.4)
Rheumatology 2,199 (4.9) 1,580 (71.9)
Infectious disease 2,080 (4.6) 1,128 (54.2)
Pregnancy and childbirth 2,050 (4.6) 1,642 (80.1)
Kidney disease 1,849 (4.1) 1,207 (65.3)
Neurology 1,697 (3.8) 1,289 (76.0)
Gynecology 1,598 (3.6) 1,142 (71.5)
Skin 1,187 (2.6) 746 (62.8)
Dentistry and oral health 1,123 (2.5) 896 (79.8)
Ear, nose, and throat 1,108 (2.5) 742 (67.0)
Eyes and vision 764 (1.7) 505 (66.1)
Urology 690 (1.5) 593 (85.9)
Wounds 667 (1.5) 505 (75.7)
Developmental, psychosocial, and learning problems 656 (1.5) 567 (86.4)
Blood disorders 596 (1.3) 435 (73.0)
Genetic disorders 214 (0.5) 148 (69.2)
Unclassified 6,635 (14.8) 3,298 (49.7)
Totals* 44,840 28,850 (64.3)
  1. *Because individual citations were frequently classified into more than one medical condition category, the sum of the numbers of citations classified into each medical condition category exceeds the total number of citations in the CAM Field register (i.e., 44,840).