To calculate average annual incidence rates for Huntington's disease (HD) from 1950 through 1989 and to estimate prevalence rates of the disease for January 1,1960, and January 1,1990.
Health care records from all sources, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and long-term care institutions, are readily available for all inhabitants of Olmsted County, Minnesota.
The diagnoses entered in these records have been coded and indexed.
All health care records containing a diagnosis that might suggest HD were reviewed, and those patients for whom the symptoms of HD began between january 1,1950, and December 31,1989, were identified.
We used specific criteria for diagnosing HD.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chorée Huntington, Incidence, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Minnesota, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Extrapyramidal syndrome, Maladie dégénérative, Maladie héréditaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Huntington disease, Incidence, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Minnesota, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Extrapyramidal syndrome, Degenerative disease, Genetic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0555953
Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 09/06/1995.