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Prevalence of active convulsive epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa and associated risk factors: Cross-sectional and case-control studies

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Background: The prevalence of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa seems to be higher than in other parts of the world, but estimates vary substantially for unknown reasons. We assessed the prevalence and risk factors of active convulsive epilepsy across five centres in this region. Methods: We did large population-based cross-sectional and case-control studies in five Health and Demographic Surveillance System centres: Kilifi, Kenya (Dec 3, 2007-July 31, 2008); Agincourt, South Africa (Aug 4, 2008...

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Journal:
Lancet Neurology
Volume:
12
Issue:
3
Pages:
253-263
Publication date:
2013-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
Source identifiers:
436773
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:436773
UUID:
uuid:ca42e035-d46d-4718-8054-9b0e01e011ab
Local pid:
pubs:436773
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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