Reporting race/ethnicity in epilepsy clinical trials

Epilepsy Behav. 2004 Oct;5(5):743-5. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.05.010.


The increasing necessity to address and answer questions regarding disparities in epilepsy among different racial/ethnic groups is not being fulfilled. The present study found that only 6.6% of clinical trials in epilepsy reported the race/ethnicity of study participants, and only 1.9% did try to analyze possible differences between them.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / statistics & numerical data*
  • Epilepsy*
  • Ethnicity*
  • Humans
  • Racial Groups*