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Original Paper

Mortality from Epilepsy

International Patterns and Changes over Time
Massey E.W.a · Schoenberg B.S.b

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a Department of Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C., and b Neuroepidemiology Branch, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, Md., USA

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: November 05, 1985
Issue release date: 1985

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

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Abstract

Average annual age-adjusted mortality rates for epilepsy from 33 countries for 1967–1973 were calculated and compared to earlier data (when available) from the 1950s. Rates during 1967–1973 range from 0.6 deaths/ 100,000/year (Denmark) to 4.0 deaths/ 100,000/year (Portugal). Countries in Latin America generally have high rates. With few exceptions, epilepsy mortality rates have declined over time. For each country studied, the rates are higher for males. As prevalence surveys are implemented throughout the world, we shall no longer need to rely on mortality statistics to provide some indication of the patterns of epilepsy on an international basis.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: November 05, 1985
Issue release date: 1985

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/NED


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