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Prevalence and Incidence of Epilepsy

Prevalance of Epilepsy:

2.3 million Americans (CDC) ... see also overview of Epilepsy.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 118 or 0.85% or 2.3 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "2.3 million Americans (CDC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Epilepsy:

For details see prevalence of types of Epilepsy analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence (annual) of Epilepsy:

181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC) ... see also overview of Epilepsy.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,502 or 0.07% or 181,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Epilepsy:

180,999 per year, 15,083 per month, 3,480 per week, 495 per day, 20 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

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 for Epilepsy:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Epilepsy:

More Statistics about Epilepsy:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Epilepsy

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Epilepsy usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Epilepsy at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Epilepsy refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Epilepsy diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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