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Table 6 Number of new cases of epilepsy, and incidence of epilepsy and of onchocerciasis associated epilepsy

From: High prevalence of epilepsy in two rural onchocerciasis endemic villages in the Mahenge area, Tanzania, after 20 years of community directed treatment with ivermectin

  Overall Population Population aged 3–18 years
Village Current population size (n) Population total (2002–2007) Total number of new cases Incidence rate per 100 000 person-years (95% CI) Population size (n) Population total (2002–2007) Total number of new cases Total number of OAE cases Incidence rate per 100 000 person-years (95% CI)
Matumbala 972 4635 4 86.3 376 1793 3 2 111.5
Vigoi 1646 7849 8 101.9 620 2956 5 3 101.5
Mdindo 941 4487 5 111.4 403 1922 4 3 156.1
Msogezi 1558 7429 10 134.6 686 3271 7 5 152.9
Total 5117 24 400 27 111 (73–161) 2085 9942 19 13 131 (70–223)
  1. OAE: Onchocerciasis associated epilepsy; All estimates were calculated over a 5 year period