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Premature mortality in active convulsive epilepsy in rural Kenya: causes and associated factors.

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OBJECTIVE: We estimated premature mortality and identified causes of death and associated factors in people with active convulsive epilepsy (ACE) in rural Kenya. METHODS: In this prospective population-based study, people with ACE were identified in a cross-sectional survey and followed up regularly for 3 years, during which information on deaths and associated factors was collected. We used a validated verbal autopsy tool to establish putative causes of death. Age-specific rate ratios and st...

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Bottomley, C More by this author
Odhiambo, R More by this author
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Publisher:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Journal:
Neurology
Volume:
82
Issue:
7
Pages:
582-589
Publication date:
2014-02-05
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EISSN:
1526-632X
ISSN:
0028-3878
URN:
uuid:d0298ce7-5f45-402c-af92-ab15fe3ee05f
Source identifiers:
446868
Local pid:
pubs:446868

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