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Article: An epidemiological study of epilepsy in Hong Kong SAR, China

TitleAn epidemiological study of epilepsy in Hong Kong SAR, China
Authors
KeywordsEpidemiology
Epilepsy
Hong Kong
Population-based
Prevalence
Issue Date2008
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/seizure
Citation
Seizure, 2008, v. 17 n. 5, p. 457-464 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Several specialist clinic-based epidemiology studies suggested low prevalence in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China. Population-based epidemiological data for epilepsy is not available. We performed the first population-based epidemiological survey of epilepsy in this locality. Method: We conducted a territory-wide survey. We randomly selected 9547 households from fixed-line telephone directory. We successfully surveyed 17,783 persons of 5178 households by telephone interview. All positive respondents 685 (3.85%) were invited for clinical validation. 127 subjects were validated by board-certified neurologists. Results: Seizure disorders were confirmed in 28 subjects. The crude prevalence of active epilepsy and seizure disorder were estimated to be 3.94/1000 (95% confidence interval (CI): 2.10-6.74/1000) and 8.49/1000 (95% CI: 5.64-12.27/1000), respectively. Conclusions: The prevalence of epilepsy in HKSAR is more common than previously thought. The data retrieved is useful for planning and allocation of health resources for patients with seizure disorders. © 2008 British Epilepsy Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143510
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.109
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.792
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dc.contributor.authorFong, GCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, ACFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLui, CHTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, JKYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-12T03:51:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-12T03:51:22Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSeizure, 2008, v. 17 n. 5, p. 457-464en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1059-1311en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143510-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Several specialist clinic-based epidemiology studies suggested low prevalence in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China. Population-based epidemiological data for epilepsy is not available. We performed the first population-based epidemiological survey of epilepsy in this locality. Method: We conducted a territory-wide survey. We randomly selected 9547 households from fixed-line telephone directory. We successfully surveyed 17,783 persons of 5178 households by telephone interview. All positive respondents 685 (3.85%) were invited for clinical validation. 127 subjects were validated by board-certified neurologists. Results: Seizure disorders were confirmed in 28 subjects. The crude prevalence of active epilepsy and seizure disorder were estimated to be 3.94/1000 (95% confidence interval (CI): 2.10-6.74/1000) and 8.49/1000 (95% CI: 5.64-12.27/1000), respectively. Conclusions: The prevalence of epilepsy in HKSAR is more common than previously thought. The data retrieved is useful for planning and allocation of health resources for patients with seizure disorders. © 2008 British Epilepsy Association.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/seizureen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSeizureen_HK
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectEpilepsyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPopulation-baseden_HK
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy/*epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong/epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshRandom Allocationen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_US
dc.titleAn epidemiological study of epilepsy in Hong Kong SAR, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, V:vcnwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.seizure.2007.12.005en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage457en_HK
dc.identifier.epage464en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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