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Arch Neurol. 1988 Aug;45(8):907-8.

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

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Department of Neuroepidemiology, Bombay Hospital, India.

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  • Arch Neurol 1990 Jan;47(1):11.


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 1663.1 [corrected] 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.

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