alexa Abstract | Risk factors associated with Epilepsy: A case-control study

Health Science Journal
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)


Background: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition and the world’s common serious brain disorder. The aim of this case-control study is to identify the significance of certain risk factors for epilepsy. The risk factors examined are age, head trauma, central nervous system infections e.g. meningitis, abnormal perinatal history, family history, socioeconomic status and parental consanguinity. Methods: We designed a case-control study for 700 patients (512 males and 188 females) attending the outpatient neurology clinic of a University General Hospital in Athens-Greece during a two years (2007-2009) period. In this study the patients were examined and their personal and medical data were taken. For each patient, the phenomenon of epilepsy was studied in relation to different risk factors. The odd ratios have been computed to see the significant factors associated with epilepsy. Results: Positive family history for epilepsy, head trauma, sex, febrile and abnormal perinatal history and low education, were shown to have a statistically significant association with epilepsy.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Athanassios Vozikis John E Goulionis Dimitrios Nikolakis


Statistics in Medicine, Epilepsy, Risk factors for Epilepsy, Odds ratio

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version