Epidemiology of epilepsy in Nigeria: A community-based study from 3 sites

Musa Mamman Watila, Salisu A. Balarabe, Morenikeji A. Komolafe, Stanley C. Igwe, Michael B. Fawale, Willem M. Otte, Eric Van Diessen, Olaitan Okunoye, Anthony A. Mshelia, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Joseph Musa, Erick W. Hedima, Yakub W. Nyandaiti, Gagandeep Singh, Andrea S. Winkler & Josemir W. Sander
Background: We determined the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for epilepsy in Nigeria. Methods: We conducted a door-to-door survey to identify cases of epilepsy in three regions. We estimated age-standardized prevalence adjusted for non-response and sensitivity and the one-year retrospective incidence for active epilepsy. To assess potential risk factors, we conducted a case-control study by collecting sociodemographic and risk factor data. We estimated odds ratios (ORs) using logistic regression analysis and corresponding population attributable fractions...

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  • Dayanand Medical College & Hospital
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  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
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  • University of Maiduguri
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  • University of Oslo
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  • University College London
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  • Gombe State University
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  • University Medical Center Utrecht
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  • Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex
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