Document Detail


Epilepsy in adults and access to care - United States, 2010.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23151949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder that negatively affects the quality of life for millions of persons in the United States; however, nationally representative U.S. estimates of the prevalence of epilepsy are scant. To determine epilepsy prevalence among adults, assess their access to care, and provide baseline estimates for a Healthy People 2020 objective ("Increase the proportion of persons with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures who receive appropriate medical care"), CDC analyzed data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The results of that analysis indicated that, in 2010, an estimated 1.0% of U.S. adults and 1.9% of those with annual family income levels ≤$34,999 had active epilepsy. In addition, only 52.8% of adults with active epilepsy reported seeing a neurologic specialist in the preceding 12 months. Public health agencies can work with Epilepsy Foundation state affiliates and other health and human service providers to eliminate identified barriers to care for persons with epilepsy.
Authors:
Related Documents :
21843029 - Caregiver attitudes to gynaecological health of women with intellectual disability.
16854239 - Helping family doctors detect vulnerable caregivers after an emergency department visit...
8636729 - The effect of experience of illness on health state valuations.
18631969 - Caregivers' assessments of preference-based quality of life in alzheimer's disease.
9663289 - Why do older drivers give up driving?
20392339 - What men really want: a qualitative investigation of men's health needs from the halton...
12803199 - Progress toward poliomyelitis eradication--southern africa, 2001-march 2003.
17968479 - Participation in a trauma-focused epidemiological investigation may result in sensitiza...
17576739 - Microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia secondary to lupus nephritis: an important differen...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  909-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Activation of the human immune system via toll-like receptors by the oncolytic parvovirus H-1.
Next Document:  Comprehensive smoke-free laws - 50 largest u.s. Cities, 2000 and 2012.