Prevalence and Awareness Survey of Epilepsy amongst School Children in Tehsil Takht Bhai, Pakistan

Syed Muhammad Ashar, Asif Hanif Mujaddid ur Rehman, Zul Kamal, Muhammad Faheem, Syed Ahsan Abbas,Sufia Yasmeen

Abstract


The study was conducted to determine the prevalence and awareness responses of epilepsy among the school children’s (primary and high school) in tehsil Takht Bhai of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in Pakistan. A cross sectional questioner based study was designed for prevalence and awareness responses of epilepsy in tehsil Takht Bhai. Survey covering the entire target population of n= 84,570 from the total population n= 7,89654 of tehsil Takht Bhai. We screened in our face to face interview mostly those school children that were epileptic.The study founds the prevalence rate of epilepsy in tehsil Takht Bhai is not too much high. Awareness responses were too much poor although this is alarming for the health authorities.

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International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy (IJBMSP): ISSN: 2049-4963