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

DOGU O., SEVIM S., Camdeviren H. , SASMAZ T., BUGDAYCI R., ARAL M., ...More

NEUROLOGY, vol.61, no.12, pp.1804-1806, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000099075.19951.8c
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1804-1806


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 greater than or equal to40 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.