Prevalence of Essential Tremor in the Parsi Community of Bombay, India

Nadir E. Bharucha, Eddie P. Bharucha, Adil E. Bharucha, Anasuya V. Bhise, Bruce S. Schoenberg

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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 thirtythree 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. Ageadjusted prevalence ratios were similar for men and women. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first communitybased survey for essential tremor in Asia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)907-908
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of neurology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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