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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Epilepsy

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Epilepsy

The information below shows a list of types of Epilepsy, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Epilepsy (overall) approx 1 in 118 or 0.85% or 2.3 million people in USA 2,299,999 2.3 million Americans (CDC)
Grand mal epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Petit mal epilepsy N/A N/A No information
temporal lobe epilepsy N/A N/A No information
focal epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Jacksonian seizures N/A N/A No information
status epilepticus N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 2 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 3 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 3A N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 3B N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 4 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 5 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 6 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 7 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 8 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 9 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 10 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions, 1 N/A N/A No information
Familial Febrile Convulsions N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, 1 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, 2 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, 3 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, Autosomal Recessive N/A N/A No information
Temporal epilepsy, familial N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 2 N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 3 N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 5 N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4 N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 6 N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 1 N/A N/A No information
Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus N/A N/A No information
Grand mal seizures N/A N/A No information
Petit mal seizures N/A N/A No information
Mental retardation -- epilepsy, X-linked N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility to, 2 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility to, 3 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility to, 4 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility to, 5 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility to, 6 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Absence, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Absence, Susceptibility to, 2 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 2 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 3 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 4 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 5 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 6 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 7 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Juvenile Myoclonic, Susceptibility to, 8 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to, 11 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to, 7 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to, 10 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to, 9 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to, 8 N/A N/A No information
Seizures, benign familial neonatal, recessive form N/A N/A No information
Convulsions N/A N/A No information
Convulsions, benign familial infantile, 3 N/A N/A No information
Convulsions, benign familial infantile, 4 N/A N/A No information
Mental retardation, keratoconus, febrile seizures, and sinoatrial block N/A N/A No information
Ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal 8, northern epilepsy variant N/A N/A No information
Catamenial seizure N/A N/A No information
Gelastic seizure N/A N/A No information
Atonic seizure N/A N/A No information
Focal emotional seizure N/A N/A No information
Secondarily generalized seizure N/A N/A No information
Startle epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Focal motor seizure N/A N/A No information
Olefactory seizure N/A N/A No information
Visual seizure N/A N/A No information
Partial emotional seizure N/A N/A No information
Complex partial seizure N/A N/A No information
Myoclonic seizures N/A N/A No information
Vestibular seizure N/A N/A No information
Focal sensory seizure N/A N/A No information
Psychic simple partial seizure N/A N/A No information
Partial motor seizure N/A N/A No information
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures N/A N/A No information
Partial sensory seizure N/A N/A No information
Focal somatosensory seizure N/A N/A No information
Partial somatosensory seizure N/A N/A No information
Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Absence seizure N/A N/A No information
Abdominal seizure N/A N/A No information
Focal seizure N/A N/A No information
Rolandic Epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Clonic seizures N/A N/A No information
Tonic-Clonic seizure N/A N/A No information
Tonic seizure N/A N/A No information
Emotional seizure N/A N/A No information
Autonomic seizure N/A N/A No information
Simple partial seizure N/A N/A No information
Sensory seizure N/A N/A No information
Partial seizure N/A N/A No information
Focal seizures N/A N/A No information
Generalized seizures N/A N/A No information
Myoclonus epilepsy partial seizure N/A N/A No information
Mental retardation, X-linked -- epilepsy -- progressive joint contractures -- typical face N/A N/A No information
Mental retardation, X-linked -- craniofacial dysmorphology -- epilepsy -- ophthalmoplegia -- cerebellar atrophy N/A N/A No information
Myoclonic progressive familial epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Complex partial seizure disorder N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy -- telangiectasia N/A N/A No information
Mental retardation, epileptic seizures, hypogonadism and hypogenitalism, microcephaly, and obesity N/A N/A No information
Microcephaly -- seizures -- mental retardation -- heart disorders N/A N/A No information
Facial asymmetry -- temporal seizures N/A N/A No information
Microcephaly -- sparse hair -- mental retardation -- seizures N/A N/A No information
Pachygyria -- mental retardation -- seizures N/A N/A No information
Spastic paraplegia epilepsy mental retardation N/A N/A No information
Mental retardation -- epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Short stature -- microcephaly -- seizures -- deafness N/A N/A No information
Unusual facies, macrocephaly, aplasia of corpus callosum, seizures, hypertrichosis, claw hands and overlapping fingers N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 1 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 2 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 3 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 4 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 5 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 6 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 7 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 8 N/A N/A No information
Febrile convulsions, familial, 9 N/A N/A No information
Myoclonus epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy-like myoclonic jerks N/A N/A No information
Post-traumatic epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Benign familial infantile seizures 1 N/A N/A No information
Benign familial infantile seizures 2 N/A N/A No information
Benign familial neonatal-infantile seizures N/A N/A No information
Seizures, benign familial neonatal-infantile N/A N/A No information
Auditory seizure N/A N/A No information
Photosensitive seizures N/A N/A No information
Somatosensory seizure N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, pyridoxin-dependent N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, Pyridoxine-Dependent N/A N/A No information
Classical pyridoxine-dependent seizures N/A N/A No information
Atypical pyridoxine-dependent seizures N/A N/A No information
Febrile Seizures N/A N/A No information
Kifafa seizure disorder N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy with myoclonic-astatic crisis N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, benign occipital N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, partial, familial N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy benign neonatal recessive form N/A N/A No information
Photosensitive epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Myokymia with neonatal epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Familial partial epilepsy with variable focus N/A N/A No information
Centrotemporal epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Infant epilepsy with migrant focal crisis N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy -- mental deterioration, Finnish type N/A N/A No information
Benign familial infantile epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy occipital calcifications N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy juvenile absence N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, rolandic with paroxysmal exercise-induced dystonia and writer's cramp N/A N/A No information
Convulsions benign familial neonatal dominant form N/A N/A No information
Aphasia-epilepsy, acquired N/A N/A No information
Myoclonic epilepsy benign, adult, familial N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy with myoclonic absences N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, generalized -- paroxysmal dyskinesia N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, benign familial neonatal N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, familial mesial temporal lobe N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to, 1 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to, 2 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to, 3 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to, 4 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to, 5 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized, susceptibility to, 6 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, X-linked -- learning disabilities -- behavior disorders N/A N/A No information
Cortical dysplasia -- focal epilepsy syndrome N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, familial temporal lobe, 4 N/A N/A No information
Generalized epilepsy and paroxysmal dyskinesia N/A N/A No information
Hemiconvulsion-Hemiplegia-Epilepsy syndrome N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, nocturnal, frontal lobe type N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, idiopathic generalized N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, progressive myoclonic 3 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, nocturnal, frontal lobe type 1 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, nocturnal, frontal lobe type 2 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, nocturnal, frontal lobe type 3 N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, nocturnal, frontal lobe type 4 N/A N/A No information
Hyperekplexia and epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Baltic myoclonic epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy, myoclonic progressive familial N/A N/A No information
Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers N/A N/A No information
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Infantile epileptic-dyskinetic encephalopathy N/A N/A No information
Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg N/A N/A No information
Genetic reflex epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy benign neonatal dominant form N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy -- microcephaly -- skeletal dysplasia N/A N/A No information
Infantile convulsions and paroxysmal choreoathetosis, familial N/A N/A No information
Convulsions, benign familial infantile, 1 N/A N/A No information
Developmental delay -- epilepsy -- neonatal diabetes N/A N/A No information
Atherosclerosis- deafness -- diabetes -- epilepsy -- nephropathy N/A N/A No information
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Arthrogryposis -- epileptic seizures -- migrational brain disorder N/A N/A No information
Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Seizures, Sensorineural Deafness, Ataxia, Mental Retardation, and Electrolyte Imbalance N/A N/A No information
Hypotonia, Seizures and Precocious Puberty N/A N/A No information
Microcephaly -- mental retardation -- spasticity -- epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Thalamic degeneration symmetrical infantile N/A N/A No information
Lafora body disease N/A N/A No information
Celiac disease -- epilepsy -- occipital calcifications N/A N/A No information
Spasticity -- mental retardation -- epilepsy, X-linked N/A N/A No information
Folinic acid-responsive seizures N/A N/A No information
Focal cortical dysplasia N/A N/A No information
Focal cortical dysplasia type II N/A N/A No information
Focal cortical dysplasia type IIA N/A N/A No information
Focal cortical dysplasia type IIB N/A N/A No information
Non-lissencephalic cortical dysplasia N/A N/A No information
Dandy-Walker malformation with mental retardation, basal ganglia disease, and seizures N/A N/A No information
Seizures -- intellectual deficit due to hydroxylysinuria N/A N/A No information
Heterotopia, Periventricular, Associated with Chromosome 5q Deletion N/A N/A No information
Amelo-cerebro-hypohidrotic syndrome N/A N/A No information
Unverricht-Lundborg disease N/A N/A No information
Unverricht-Lundborg syndrome N/A N/A No information
Schimmelpenning-Feurstein-Mims Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Liver disease -- retinitis pigmentosa -- polyneuropathy -- epilepsy N/A N/A No information
Heterotopia, periventricular, associated with chromosome 5p anomalies N/A N/A No information
Epileptic encephalopathy, Lennox-Gastaut type N/A N/A No information
Infantile Spasms N/A N/A No information
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome N/A N/A rare
Congenital hypoparathyroidism, seizures, growth and mental retardation and unusual facies N/A N/A No information
Tuberous sclerosis, type 2 N/A N/A No information
Tuberous sclerosis, type 1 N/A N/A No information
Neurofaciodigitorenal syndrome N/A N/A No information
Microcephaly micropenis convulsions N/A N/A No information
Alopecia, epilepsy, pyorrhea, mental subnormality N/A N/A No information
Hypercoagulability syndrome, due to glycosylphosphatidylinositol deficiency N/A N/A No information
Ohtahara Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Todd's Paralysis N/A N/A No information
Seizures mental retardation hair dysplasia N/A N/A No information
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Acrocallosal Syndrome (Schinzel Type) N/A N/A No information
Pallister-Killian Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Pallister Killian Mosaic Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Pallister Mosaic Syndrome Tetrasomy 12p N/A N/A No information
Neuronal intranuclear hyaline inclusion disease N/A N/A No information
Al Gazali -- Nair syndrome N/A N/A No information
Angelman-Like Syndrome, X-linked N/A N/A No information
Cutler Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Acrocallosal syndrome N/A N/A No information
PEHO-like syndrome N/A N/A No information
Gustavson syndrome N/A N/A No information
DEND syndrome N/A N/A No information
Devriendt syndrome N/A N/A No information
Dravet syndrome N/A N/A No information
Rimbaud-Passouant-Vallat syndrome N/A N/A No information
Todd paralysis N/A N/A No information
Fryns-Aftimos syndrome N/A N/A No information
XLAG syndrome N/A N/A No information
Latham-Munro syndrome N/A N/A No information
Lissauer paralysis N/A N/A No information
Cortes-Lacassie syndrome N/A N/A No information
Double cortex syndrome N/A N/A No information
Coffin syndrome 1 N/A N/A No information
Lindstrom syndrome N/A N/A No information
Choreoacanthocytosis amyotrophic N/A N/A No information
Muller-Barth-Menger syndrome N/A N/A No information
Tranebjaerg-Svejgaard syndrome N/A N/A No information
Richieri Costa Guion Almeida Cohen syndrome N/A N/A No information
Feigenbaum-Bergeron-Richardson syndrome N/A N/A No information
Facial asymetry -- temporal seizures N/A N/A No information
Nicolaides-Baraitser syndrome N/A N/A No information
Continuous spike-wave during slow sleep syndrome N/A N/A No information
MacDermot-Winter syndrome N/A N/A No information
Mowat-Wilson syndrome N/A N/A No information
Renier-Gabreels-Jasper syndrome N/A N/A No information
Perisylvian syndrome N/A N/A No information
Colpocephaly N/A N/A No information
Albright like syndrome N/A N/A No information
Ampola syndrome N/A N/A No information
Battaglia Neri syndrome N/A N/A No information
Boudhina-Yedes-Khiari syndrome N/A N/A No information
Baraitser-Rodeck-Garner syndrome N/A N/A No information
Gurrieri-Sammito-Bellussi syndrome N/A N/A No information
Diomedi-Bernardi-Placidi syndrome N/A N/A No information
Seemanova-Lesny syndrome N/A N/A No information
Alopecia, epilepsy, oligophrenia syndrome of Moynahan N/A N/A No information
Lafora disease N/A N/A No information
Kohlschutter-Tonz syndrome N/A N/A No information
Ramon Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Rud Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Wolf-Hirschorn syndrome N/A N/A No information
Wittwer sydnrome N/A N/A No information
Penfield syndrome N/A N/A No information
Lymphangiectasies and lymphedema Hennekam type N/A N/A No information
Nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn N/A N/A No information
Gitelman syndrome N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Epilepsy

Prevalance of Epilepsy:

2.3 million Americans (CDC)


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 118 or 0.85% or 2.3 million people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Epilepsy:

Epilepsy affects approximately 1% of the population making it one of the most common neurological diseases. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Prevelance statistics about Epilepsy:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Epilepsy:

  • 6 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • About 2 million people in the US (Mayo Clinic)

Types of Epilepsy

For more information about types of Epilepsy, refer to our section on types of Epilepsy.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Epilepsy usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Epilepsy at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Epilepsy is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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