W.Z. Wang, J.Z. Wu, D.S. Wang, X.Y. Dai, B. Yang, T.P. Wang, C.L. Yuan, R.A. Scott, L.L. Prilipko, H.M De Boer, J.W. Sander
The authors carried out a door-to-door survey to determine the prevalence of epilepsy amongst 55,000 people in China. The lifetime prevalence was 7.0/1000 and 41% of all persons had not received any appropriate treatment. The prevalence of active epilepsy was 4.6/1000 and 63% of people with active epilepsy had not received antiepileptic in the week before the survey. Figures for the prevalence and treatment gap were significantly higher than previous estimates.
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