A door-to-door survey for neurologic diseases was conducted in a community of 14,010 people (Parsis living in colonies in Bombay, India). Neurologists used defined diagnostic criteria to evaluate persons with positive results on the screening survey. Two hundred thirty-three people (104 men; 129 women) were identified as having essential tremor. The overall prevalence ratio was 1591.7 per 100,000 population. Age-specific prevalence ratios increased with age. Age-adjusted prevalence ratios were similar for men and women. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first community-based survey for essential tremor in Asia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Neurology|
|State||Published - 1988|
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