The burden of neurological disorders (NDs) in developing countries is 4-5%, compared to 10-11% in developed countries. This burden is rising in developing countries due to prolonged life expectancy, improved health facilities, easy access to diagnostic facilities, and a trend in urbanization. There is inadequate data about the epidemiology of major NDs in Pakistan and most available information are hospital-based estimations or physicians’ collected data.
Hussain, Ghulam; Shahzad, Asif; Anwar, Haseeb; Mahmood Baig, Shahid; Shabbir, Asghar; and De Aaguilar, Jose-luis Gonzalez
"Neurological disorder burden in Faisalabad, Punjab-Pakistan:data from the major tertiary carecenters of the city,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 12:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol12/iss3/2