Door-to-door prevalence survey of epilepsy in three sicilian municipalities

Giovanni Savettieri, Giuseppe Salemi, Meneghini, Grigoletto, Morgante, Reggio, Di Perri, Walter A. Rocca, Patti, Anderson

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Abstract

A door-to-door prevalence survey of epilepsy was conducted in 3 Sicilian municipalities, as of November 1, 1987. In phase 1, the screening by questionnaire of 24,496 eligible subjects (participation = 92%) identified 544 suspected to have epilepsy. In phase 2, neurological evaluation of the 544 subjects yielded 111 with epilepsy. Of the 111 subjects, 103 (93%) had been previously diagnosed, 68 (61%) were taking antiepileptic medication, and 81 (73%) had active epilepsy. Referring to the 81 subjects with active epilepsy, the seizure type was generalized in 60 (74%), partial in 19 (23%) and undetermined in 2 (3%). The prevalence of active epilepsy (per 1,000 population) was 3.3 overall, 3.5 for men and 3.2 for women. The age-specific patterns for active epilepsy differed by sex, with higher figures for men at younger ages (5-19 years) and older ages (50-99 years). The age-specific prevalence figures for active epilepsy were lower than those from previous Italian surveys. Copyright © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)237-241
Numero di pagine5
RivistaNeuroepidemiology
Volume20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2001

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Savettieri, G., Salemi, G., Meneghini, Grigoletto, Morgante, Reggio, ... Anderson (2001). Door-to-door prevalence survey of epilepsy in three sicilian municipalities. Neuroepidemiology, 20, 237-241.

Door-to-door prevalence survey of epilepsy in three sicilian municipalities. / Savettieri, Giovanni; Salemi, Giuseppe; Meneghini; Grigoletto; Morgante; Reggio; Di Perri; Rocca, Walter A.; Patti; Anderson.

In: Neuroepidemiology, Vol. 20, 2001, pag. 237-241.

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Savettieri, G, Salemi, G, Meneghini, Grigoletto, Morgante, Reggio, Di Perri, Rocca, WA, Patti & Anderson 2001, 'Door-to-door prevalence survey of epilepsy in three sicilian municipalities', Neuroepidemiology, vol. 20, pagg. 237-241.
Savettieri, Giovanni ; Salemi, Giuseppe ; Meneghini ; Grigoletto ; Morgante ; Reggio ; Di Perri ; Rocca, Walter A. ; Patti ; Anderson. / Door-to-door prevalence survey of epilepsy in three sicilian municipalities. In: Neuroepidemiology. 2001 ; Vol. 20. pagg. 237-241.
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