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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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COELHO, Thiago D. Gonçalves. Brain diseases in Campina Grande, Paraíba (Northeast Brazil): incidence. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.1, pp.46-51. ISSN 0004-282X.

In this study it is shown the incidence of brain diseases in Campina Grande PB, Brazil taking account hospitalizations under prospective payments. Neurologic affections were classified according to ICD-9. It is demonstrated that 3.09% of hospitalizations are due to brain diseases, mainly cerebrovascular disorders. It is evident that Campina Grande is included in Brazil's north-east average of brain diseases representation, and this result contrasts with nation-wide results because of regional differences. Mental disturbances were not included in this study because of the difficulty in obtaining data; they were classified in the other diseases group.

Keywords : epidemiology; neurology; brain diseases.

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