Journal article

Prevalence of epilepsy in China between 1990 and 2015: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Peige Song, Yezhou Liu, Xinwei Yu, Jingjing Wu, Adrienne N Poon, Alessandro Demaio, Wei Wang, Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH | UNIV EDINBURGH, GLOBAL HEALTH SOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background: Epilepsy is a major neurological disorder that affects approximately 65 million people worldwide. Globally, the burden of epilepsy is not evenly distributed, with more than 80% of sufferers residing in low- and middle-income countries. This study estimates the burden of epilepsy in mainland China from 1990 to 2015 and explores the variations of burden by age and gender. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature from 1990 to 2015 using Chinese and English academic databases (CNKI, WanFang, VIP and PubMed) to identify population-based prospective studies on the prevalence of epilepsy in mainland Chinese. Multilevel mixed-effects logistic regression w..

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