Prevalence of essential tremor: Door-to-door neurologic exams in Mersin Province, Turkey

O. Dogu, S. Sevim, H. Camdeviren, T. Sasmaz, R. Bugdayci, M. Aral, H. Kaleagasi, S. Un, E. D. Louis

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Abstract

Estimates of the prevalence of essential tremor (ET) are probably low because screening questionnaires have been used. The authors estimated the prevalence of ET in Mersin Province, Turkey, in 2,253 individuals aged ≥40 years, all of whom were examined by study neurologists. There were 89 ET cases (prevalence = 4.0%, 95% CI = 3.2 to 4.8%). The prevalence of ET may be higher than previously estimated. This is important when defining the extent of the health care problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1804-1806
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume61
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 23 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Dogu, O., Sevim, S., Camdeviren, H., Sasmaz, T., Bugdayci, R., Aral, M., Kaleagasi, H., Un, S., & Louis, E. D. (2003). Prevalence of essential tremor: Door-to-door neurologic exams in Mersin Province, Turkey. Neurology, 61(12), 1804-1806. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.WNL.0000099075.19951.8C