In selected studies of seniors

    % % % %
Study N Vascular Tumor Other Unknown
White, 19531 107 41 9 28 22
Juul-Jensen, 19642 78 69 15 7 9
Woodcock, 19643 25 44 28 4 24
Carney, 19694 92 18 22 28 32
Hildick-Smith, 19745 48 44 10 24 22
Schold, 19776 50 30 2 18 50
Gupta, 19837 74 50 0 32 18
Luhdorf, 19868 151 32 14 29 25
Sundaram, 19899 67 22 24 20 34
Loiseau, 199010 284 47 9 31 15
Hauser, 199211 N/A 32 3 15 49
Ettinger, 199312 80 54 8 31 8

 

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Adapted from: Bromfield EB. Epilepsy and the elderly. In: Schachter SC, Schomer DL, eds. The comprehensive evaluation and treatment of epilepsy. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1997. p. 233-254.
With permission from Elsevier (www.elsevier.com).

Authored By: 
EB Bromfield
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Steven C. Schachter MD
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Monday, May 31, 2004