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05-28-1997, 04:48 AM
Hello to everybody:

In order to write a report to an organization of disabled people, we
need to know some statistics about the incidence rate for the most
frequent diseases leading to the use of a wheelchair. Incidence
numbers of pathologies such as paraplegia, tetraplegia, stroke,
cerebral palsy, degenerative joint diseases, amputation, ataxy, etc
in wheelchair users are especially relevant to us.

Thanks in advance. I will post a summary of responses.

Ruben Lafuente-Jorge
Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia
P.O. Box 199
46980-Paterna (Spain)
E-Mail: rlafuent@ibv.upv.es
Fax: (96) 1318016
Tel: (96) 1318355