Epilepsy Awareness Month-What is the incidence of epilepsy in the U.S.?

What is the incidence of epilepsy in the United States?

  • The average incidence of epilepsy each year in the U. S is estimated at 150,000 or 48 for every 100,000 people.
  • Another way of saying this- each year, 150,000 or 48 out of 100,000 people will develop epilepsy.
  • The incidence of epilepsy is higher in young children and older adults. This means that epilepsy starts more often in these age groups.
  • When the incidence of epilepsy is looked at over a lifetime,1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at sometime in their life.

Source: epilepsy.com

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