Incidence of acute symptomatic seizures in Rochester, Minnesota, 1935-1984.

@article{Annegers1995IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of acute symptomatic seizures in Rochester, Minnesota, 1935-1984.},
  author={John F. Annegers and W. Allen Hauser and Ju Ruey-Jiuan Lee and Walter A. Rocca},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          327-33
        }
}
We determined the incidence of seizures due to acute CNS insults for residents of Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A., from 1935 through 1984. The age-adjusted incidence rates for 1955-1984, the period of most complete case ascertainment, was 39.0/100,000 person-years (United States 1970 population as standard). The age-adjusted incidence was considerably higher in men: 52.0 as compared with 29.5 in women. The 3.6% risk of experiencing an acute symptomatic seizure in an 80-year lifespan approaches… CONTINUE READING
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