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Table 4 The ten leading diseases in the elderly in outpatient neurological consultations in Yaoundé

From: The pattern of neurological diseases in elderly people in outpatient consultations in Sub-Saharan Africa

The ten leading diseases Frequency (%) Male (%) Female (%) P-value
1) Lumbar arthrosis 26 (14) 2 (7.7) 24 (92.3) 0.000*
2) Dementia (Alzheimer = 12, vascular = 9, SNP = 2) 23 (12.4) 16 (69.5) 7 (30.5) 0.011*
3) Parkinson’s disease 19 (10.2) 11 (57.9) 8 (42.1) 0.231
4) Polyneuropathy 17 (9.1) 8 (47) 9 (53) 0.863
5) Intervertebral disc disorder 15 (8) 8 (53.3) 7 (46.7) 0.500
6) Headaches 14 (7.5) 4 (28.5) 10 (71.5) 0.192
7) Stroke 13 (7) 8 (61.5) 5 (38.5) 0.213
8) Cervical arthrosis 12 (6.4) 3 (25) 9 (75) 0.145
9) Depression 7 (3.7) 3 (42.8) 4 (57.2) 0.903
10) Essential tremor 7 (3.7) 6 (85.7) 1 (14.3) 0.027*
Total 153 (81.9) 69 (45) 84 (55)  
  1. *: statistically significant p-value; SNP: supra nuclear palsy.