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RUEDA MACIAS, Nuris María; POLL PINEDA, Jorge Armando  and  POLL RUEDA, Armando. Epidemiological factors associated to the emergence of behavior disorders in epileptic children and adolescents. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.10, pp.2202-2208. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational analytic non-paired, case-control study, was carried out of the 50 epileptic adolescents and children with behavioral disorders (cases) and of another group formed by 100 patients with similar biological characteristics, non epileptic and without these disorders, but with the same degree of risk exposure (controls), assisted at 3 health areas in Santiago de Cuba, from November, 2011 to the same month in 2013, aimed at determining the degree of causative association of some risk factors and the emergence of these disorders. The ratio of crossed products was used, with 95% of confidence and the attributable risk was calculated. The dysfunctional family performance was the modifiable risk factor of more impact associated to the behavior disorder

Keywords : child; adolescent; epilepsy; behavior disorder; primary health care.

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