An Epidemiological Study of Hemiplegia due to Stroke in South India
The findings of a preliminary epidemiological survey of Vellore, South India, and adjoining rural areas are presented. The prevalence of "completed strokes" and hemiplegias due to any cause is 56.9 per 100,000. The high incidence of hemiplegia in the young has been pointed out. The need for concerted efforts for a proper evaluation of the incidence of cerebrovascular disease in India seems imperative.
- © 1970 American Heart Association, Inc.