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《Journal of International Neurology and Neurosurgery》 2007-01
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Epidemiological survey on epilepsy in Jinuo ethnic minority group in Yunnan Province

REN Hui, YU Zhi-Peng,WANG Wen-Min, GANG Lin-Zi, LI Yan-Ling. The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical College,Kunming 650032,China  
Objective To understand the epidemiological characteristics of epilepsy in Jinuo ethnic minority group in Yunnan Province.Methods The investigation, which was based on the WHO questionnaire and ICBERG screening questionnaire used in China, was fulfilled by applying the latest international diagnostic standard epilepsy and using the way of cluster sampling and door-to-door.Results A total of 4465 people were investigated and 16 people were diagnosed as epilepsy, with the prevalence of epilepsy of 3.58‰. The incidence of epilepsy in the ethnic minority was 22.39/105. The prevalence of active epilepsy was 2.69‰. Of the patients, 62.5% were diagnosed as general tonic clonic seizure, 6.25% as complex partial seizure, 12.50% as from complex partial seizure to general tonic clonic seizure and 18.75% as mixed seizure. The gap of treatment for epilepsy was 75%.Conclusions The incidence of epilepsy and the prevanlence of acute epilepsy in Jinuo ethnic minority group were lower than domestic other areas. The prevalence of epilepsy in the ethnic minority group was in accordance with that reported by published literatures, but was lower than domestic other rural areas. The gap of treatment for epilepsy was higher than domestic other rural areas.
【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金(30560043)
【CateGory Index】: R181.3;R742.1
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