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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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CONDE PEREZ, Yoel Alberto et al. Clinical epidemiology epilepsy in the adult population of Sancti Spíritus municipality. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.2, pp.142-153. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: epilepsy is a non transmissible chronic disease which needs control in the primary care of health. Objectives: to determine the clinical epidemiological characteristics of adult patients with epilepsy in Sancti Spíritus municipality. Methodology: a transversal descriptive investigation was carried out from January to December 2010; in the data analysis descriptive and statistical techniques were used. Results: there was a prevalence of patients with epilepsy of 9.60 per every 1000 inhabitants being the greater prevalence between 15 and 19 years old with the similar distribution in both sexes. There was a greater prevalence in focal crisis. Most of the patients had certain level of education and they had an active working life but only a third part had stable marital relations. Conclusions: epilepsy constitutes a frequent disease in the adult population of Sancti Spíritus municipality where it is defined as an important problem of health in young people. We must pay attention to psychosocial aspects related to this disease as well as a greater effort to increase its integral control in the family doctor office.

Keywords : epilepsy; epidemiology; primary care of health; adult.

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