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Adults With Epilepsy Report Disparities in Health Care

Analysis of NHIS data



Researchers examined data of US Adults from the 2010 and 2013 National Health Interview Surveys and found that adults with active epilepsy:

  • Were more likely to be insured by Medicaid; report being disabled; and report transportation barriers
  • Were less likely to have private health insurance; be employed; or afford medication, vision, and dental care
  • Experience greater barriers to health care access.

Thurman DJ, Kobau R, Luo YH, Helmers SL, Zack MM. Health-care access among adults with epilepsy: The U.S. National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2013. Epilepsy Behav. 2015: doi: 10.1015/j.yebeh.2015.10.028.

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