Table 1

Demographic and clinical details of subjects in group B

Records obtained (n=447)Records not obtained (n=177)Total (n=624)
Number%Number%Number%
Sex:
    Male30267.610257.640464.7
    Female14532.47542.422035.3
Age group (y):
    15–195010.51810.26810.9
    20–247415.5158.58914.3
    25–297716.1169.09314.9
    30–347215.12212.49415.1
    35–397114.94726.611818.9
    40–449119.15128.814222.8
    45122.584.5203.2
Disease group:
    Epilepsy16937.84827.121734.8
    Alcohol and drug related deaths13129.3179.614823.7
    Multiple sclerosis429.45229.49415.1
    Motor neuron disease173.82111.9386.1
    Severe mental retardation/congenital anomalies/cerebral degenerations manifest in childhood/infantile cerebral palsy184.052.8233.7
    Extrapyramidal diseases/abnormal movement disorders102.284.5182.9
    Spinocerebellar diseases71.642.3111.8
    Anorexia nervosa51.152.8101.6
    Congenital and acquired hydrocephalus71.621.191.4
    Inflammatory diseases of the CNS/herpes simplex51.163.4111.8
    Other conditions of the brain/CNS71.621.191.4
    Aspiration pneumonia81.800.081.3
    Dementias20.431.750.8
    Schizophrenia and psychoses61.300.061.0
    Other paralytic syndromes30.721.150.8
    Spinal muscular atrophy40.910.650.8
    Other diseases of the spinal cord40.900.040.6
    Nutritional deficiencies/metabolic disorders20.410.630.5
Period of death:
    1985–916136.011866.727944.7
    1990–528664.05933.334555.3