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Table 4 Frequency of different health states (indicating different severity levels) of epilepsy in an onchocerciasis hyperendemic area, associated disability weights for each health state (GBD), and calculation of the weighted mean disability weight across health states (weighted for the proportion of cases in each health state, based on Prischich et al. 2008 [44])

From: Burden of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy: first estimates and research priorities

Health state Proportion of epilepsy patients with health state Disability weight
Severe epilepsy 37% 0.552
Less severe epilepsy 47% 0.263
Seizure-free, treated epilepsy 16% 0.049
Weighted mean disability weight, weighted by the proportion of cases in each health state 0.336