Prevalence of Parkinson's disease 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 was carried out to screen a community of 14,010 people (Parsis living in colonies in Bombay, India) for possible neurologic diseases. High school graduates, social workers, and medical students administered a screening questionnaire that had been shown in a pilot survey to have a sensitivity of 100% for identifying those with Parkinson's disease. Neurologists used defined diagnostic criteria to evaluate individuals positive on the screening survey. There were 46 people (25 men, 21 women) who suffered from Parkinson's disease (328.3 cases per 1000 population). The age-specific prevalence ratios increased consistently with age. Age-adjusted prevalence ratios were slightly higher for men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1321-1323
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume45
Issue number12
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 Parkinson's disease in the Parsi community of Bombay, India. Archives of Neurology, 45(12), 1321-1323.