PURPOSE: To define the prevalence and risk factors for epilepsy in children in a rural district of Tanzania by conducting a community-based case-control study. METHODS: Children aged 6-14 years with active epilepsy (at least two unprovoked seizures in the last 5 years) were identified in a cross-sectional survey in Tanzania. Cases were compared with age-matched controls. KEY FINDINGS: Overall 112 children with epilepsy (CWE) were identified; the unadjusted prevalence of epilepsy was 2.91 per ...Expand abstract
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Epilepsy in Tanzanian children: association with perinatal events and other risk factors.
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