Canada Indigenous population at double risk for epilepsy
Last updated 7/16/2018 at 3:33pm
SASKATOON-University of Saskatchewan researchers have discovered that the incidence of epilepsy in the Canadian Indigenous population is twice that of non-Indigenous Canadians.
In a study published in Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, a team of epidemiologists and neurologists led by Dr. Jose Téllez-Zenteno has established for the first time a Canadian national incidence rate of 62 new cases of epilepsy per 100,000 people per year. For self-identified First Nations patients, the rate is 122 per 100,000.
"We don't have the exact reason for the difference in rate," Téllez-Zenteno said...