SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.52 issue1Morphological study of human arachnoid granulations with reference to their classificationNeuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis: report of four cases with study by rectal histochemistry, conjunctival electron microscopy, and autopsy author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Abstract

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.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1994000100008.

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.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License