Prevalence of epilepsy in rural Iceland: a population-based study.

  title={Prevalence of epilepsy in rural Iceland: a population-based study.},
  author={El{\'i}as {\'O}lafsson and W. Allen Hauser},
  volume={40 11},
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of epilepsy (recurrent unprovoked seizures) in the population of rural Iceland. METHODS Review of records of primary-care facilities for the population of rural Iceland supplemented by review of referrals to electroencephalographic facilities and neurologic specialists to identify all individuals with unprovoked seizures or receiving treatment for epilepsy in the calendar year 1993. RESULTS Crude prevalence was 4.8 per 1,000 and was 4.8/1,000 after age… CONTINUE READING

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