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      Prevalence of Epilepsy in Children: Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico

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          The prevalence of epilepsy among a sample of children born in 1966 and investigated when they were 9 years old, was studied in Tlalpan, a sector of Mexico City. The prevalence ratios for epilepsy per 1,000 population were: minimum 18.3, average 42.2 and maximum 44.3. The results are compared with those of three studies in other parts of the Americas, using the same methods. The positive predictive value of the test used to identify epileptics was nearly 20% and its possible use in mass screening programs is discussed. Prevalence ratios for simple febrile convulsions and minimal brain dysfunction are also reported.

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          Journal
          NED
          Neuroepidemiology
          10.1159/issn.0251-5350
          Neuroepidemiology
          S. Karger AG
          0251-5350
          1423-0208
          1983
          1983
          09 December 1983
          : 2
          : 1-2
          : 16-23
          Affiliations
          National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico, and Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico
          Article
          110506 Neuroepidemiology 1983;2:16–23
          10.1159/000110506
          © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel

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