Table 4.

Age-specific distribution of status epilepticus in French-speaking Switzerland according to presumed etiology and history of epilepsy, 1997–1998

Age, yPopulation, NEtiologyIdiopathic, nCryptogenic, nTotal, nIncidence rate, n/100,000/y
Acute symptomatic, nRemote with fixed condition, nRemote with evolutive condition, n
0–4108,589317224238.7
5–9106,2971131211816.9
10–1496,43512144.2
15–1999,759222.0
20–29242,134103135.4
30–39291,1434431124.1
40–49247,69754211135.2
50–59209,342953178.1
60–69153,51412632113.7
70–79113,6001211121715.0
≥8066,9101211319.5
Total (%)1,735,420108 (62.7)32 (18.6)17 (9.8)5 (2.9)10 (5.8)172 (100)9.9
History of epilepsy3918935744.2
No history of epilepsy6914825985.7