Table 1.

Incidence of convulsive status epilepticus requiring hospitalization in state of California during years 1991 to 1998

Parametern%Incidence /100,000Relative risk*95% CI
* Incidence in a specified patient population divided by the incidence in the reference population.
All patients15,6011006.18
Sex
    Female7,55048.45.98Reference
    Male8,05151.66.381.071.04–1.10
Age, y
    0–41,4669.47.52Reference
    5–191,4199.12.570.340.32–0.37
    20–546,03638.74.580.610.58–0.64
    55–744,07426.111.931.591.50–1.69
    >752,60616.722.322.962.76–3.17
Race
    White9,14758.76.94Reference
    Black2,38515.313.351.921.84–2.01
    Hispanic2,50716.13.460.500.48–0.52
    Asian6794.42.650.380.35–0.41