Author(s): Raina SK, Razdan S, Nanda R
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of cerebral palsy in children aged <10 years. METHODS: The study was conducted in the framework of a population-based, single-centre, cross-sectional surveillance at R.S. Pura town, 22 km south-west of Jammu city. RESULTS: A total of 11 cases of cerebral palsy were ascertained yielding a crude prevalence rate of 2.27/1000 in the age group of <10 years. The proportion of cerebral palsy occurring in males was higher than that in females. INTERPRETATION: The prevalence rates of cerebral palsy among children <10 years of age in R.S. town compare favorably with studies from developed countries.
This article was published in J Trop Pediatr
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation