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Epidemiology of Epilepsy

  • M. E. Cruz
  • P. Barberis
  • B. S. Schoenberg


Available data suggest that the disorders affecting the nervous system are important public health problems in developed [3, 60] as well as in developing countries [15–17, 47, 48]. Among such diseases epilepsy stands out not only because of its high prevalence but because of its particular individual, familial, and social implications. Epidemiologic studies of epilepsy are needed to broaden our knowledge and understanding of factors associated with an increased risk for this condition.


Prevalence Ratio Endemic Goiter Febrile Convulsion Childhood Epilepsy Danish County 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Cruz
    • 1
  • P. Barberis
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. S. Schoenberg
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Medical Statistics and EpidemiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Center for Research and Training in NeurosciencesQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.Neuroepidemiology BranchNINCDS, NIHBethesdaUSA

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