Prevalence of essential tremor in the Parsi community of Bombay, India

N. E. Bharucha, E. P. Bharucha, Adil Eddie Bharucha, A. V. Bhise, B. S. Schoenberg

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)907-908
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume45
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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    Bharucha, N. E., Bharucha, E. P., Bharucha, A. E., Bhise, A. V., & Schoenberg, B. S. (1988). Prevalence of essential tremor in the Parsi community of Bombay, India. Archives of Neurology, 45(8), 907-908.