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Title: Adult Prevalence of Epilepsy in Spain: EPIBERIA, a Population-Based Study.
Authors: Serrano-Castro, Pedro J
Mauri-Llerda, Jose A
Hernández-Ramos, Francisco J
Sánchez-Alvarez, Juan Carlos
Parejo-Carbonell, Beatriz
Quiroga-Subirana, Pablo
Vázquez-Gutierrez, Fernando
Santos-Lasaosa, Sonia
Mendez-Lucena, Carolina
Redondo-Verge, Luis
Tejero-Juste, Carlos
Morandeira-Rivas, Clara
Sancho-Rieger, Jerónimo
Matías-Guiu, Jorge
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Serrano-Castro,PJ;Quiroga-Subirana,P;Vázquez-Gutierrez,F] Unidad de Neurología y Neurofisiología, Complejo Hospitalario Torrecárdenas, Almería, Spain. [Mauri-Llerda,JA; Santos Lasaosa, S; Tejero-Juste,C; Morandeira-Rivas, C] Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain. [Hernández-Ramos,FJ] Unidad de Neurología, Hospital de Llerena, Llerena, Badajoz, Spain. [Sánchez-Alvarez,JC] Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Clínico Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain. [Parejo-Carbonell,B; Matías-Guiu,J] Servicio de Neurologia, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain. [Mendez-Lucena,C; Redondo-Verge,L] Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain. [Sancho-Rieger,J] Servicio de Neurología, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Keywords: Epilepsia;Factores de edad;Mediana edad;Vigilancia de la población;Prevalencia;España
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Factors::Age Factors
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Nervous System Diseases::Central Nervous System Diseases::Brain Diseases::Epilepsy
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Female
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Female
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Middle Aged
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Data Collection::Health Surveys::Population Surveillance
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Measurements::Demography::Vital Statistics::Morbidity::Prevalence
Medical Subject Headings::Geographicals::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Young Adult
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: Serrano-Castro PJ, Mauri-Llerda JA, Hernández-Ramos FJ, Sánchez-Alvarez JC, Parejo-Carbonell B, Quiroga-Subirana P, et al. Adult Prevalence of Epilepsy in Spain: EPIBERIA, a Population-Based Study. ScientificWorldJournal. 2015; 602710
Abstract: BACKGROUND This study assesses the lifetime and active prevalence of epilepsy in Spain in people older than 18 years. METHODS EPIBERIA is a population-based epidemiological study of epilepsy prevalence using data from three representative Spanish regions (health districts in Zaragoza, Almería, and Seville) between 2012 and 2013. The study consisted of two phases: screening and confirmation. Participants completed a previously validated questionnaire (EPIBERIA questionnaire) over the telephone. RESULTS A total of 1741 valid questionnaires were obtained, including 261 (14.99%) raising a suspicion of epilepsy. Of these suspected cases, 216 (82.75%) agreed to participate in phase 2. Of the phase 2 participants, 22 met the International League Against Epilepsy's diagnostic criteria for epilepsy. The estimated lifetime prevalence, adjusted by age and sex per 1,000 people, was 14.87 (95% CI: 9.8-21.9). Active prevalence was 5.79 (95% CI: 2.8-10.6). No significant age, sex, or regional differences in prevalence were detected. CONCLUSIONS EPIBERIA provides the most accurate estimate of epilepsy prevalence in the Mediterranean region based on its original methodology and its adherence to ILAE recommendations. We highlight that the lifetime prevalence and inactive epilepsy prevalence figures observed here were compared to other epidemiological studies.
Description: Journal Article;
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1155/2015/602710
ISSN: 1537-744X (Online)
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