Prevalence and risk factors for active convulsive epilepsy in Kintampo, Ghana
Faculty of Health Sciences, East Africa
Epilepsy is common in sub-Saharan Africa, but there is little data in West Africa, to develop public health measures for epilepsy in this region.
We conducted a three-stage cross-sectional survey to determine the prevalence and risk factors for active convulsive epilepsy (ACE), and estimated the treatment gap in Kintampo situated in the middle of Ghana.
249 people with ACE were identified in a study population of 113,796 individuals. After adjusting for attrition and the sensitivity of the screening method, the prevalence of ACE was 10.1/1000 (95% Confidence Interval (95% CI) 9.5-10.7). In children aged< 18 years, risk factors for ACE were: family history of seizures
Pan African Medical Journal
(2015). Prevalence and risk factors for active convulsive epilepsy in Kintampo, Ghana. Pan African Medical Journal, 21(1), 1-9.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/eastafrica_fhs_mc_popul_health/146