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Statistics by Country for Epilepsy

Prevalance of Epilepsy:

2.3 million Americans (CDC)

Prevalance Rate for Epilepsy:

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

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Epilepsy to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Epilepsy to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Epilepsy are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Epilepsy in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Epilepsy in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 2,483,115 293,655,4051
Canada 274,882 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 887,525 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Epilepsy in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 2,307 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 120,755 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 45,321 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Epilepsy in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 32,960 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Epilepsy in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 1,556,737 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 133,805 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 357,774 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 52,353 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 232,911 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 211,544 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Epilepsy in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 45,775 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 44,093 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 2,485 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 75,987 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Epilepsy in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 509,641 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 87,503 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 510,940 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 33,566 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 3,912 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 272 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 137,984 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 509,641 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 24,674 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Epilepsy in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 69,124 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 10,537 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 696,972 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 84,832 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 282 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 326,619 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 45,861 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 17,008 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 63,003 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Epilepsy in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 87,184 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 11,344 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 19,501 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 30,507 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 1,217,427 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 403,616 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Epilepsy in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 66,534 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 39,690 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 88,990 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 340,609 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Epilepsy in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 90,034 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 490,927 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Epilepsy in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 29,974 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,446 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 63,571 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 38,024 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 17,250 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 189,035 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 91,542 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Epilepsy in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 23,264 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Epilepsy in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 128,053 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 59,288 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 223,323 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Epilepsy in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 10,982,902 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 57,966 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 1,076,712 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 3,765 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 191,927 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 407,858 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 192,369 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Epilepsy in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 582,558 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Epilepsy in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 241,108 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 1,195,158 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 18,480 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 9,006,111 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 1,346,145 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 168,315 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Epilepsy in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 8,618 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 2,016,330 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 51,311 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 198,903 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 729,249 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 36,816 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 548,495 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 698,986 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Epilepsy in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 11,203 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 570,799 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 214,565 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 52,418 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 47,447 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 19,089 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 31,939 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 218,127 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 152,348 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 21,341 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 19,543 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 169,327 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Epilepsy in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 643,639 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 47,620 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 331,032 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Epilepsy in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 25,351 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 175,519 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 28,670 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 96,063 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 150,094 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 91,764 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 49,753 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Epilepsy in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 31,645 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 80,656 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 493,121 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 69,665 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Epilepsy in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 603,213 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 278,892 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 70,222 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 305,010 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 223,152 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Epilepsy in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 92,833 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 13,861 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 375,851 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 9,886 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 93,231 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 31,048 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Epilepsy in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 168,383 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 33,771 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 45,833 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

Incidence (annual) of Epilepsy:

181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC)

Incidence Rate for Epilepsy: approx 1 in 1,502 or 0.07% or 181,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Epilepsy to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Epilepsy to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Epilepsy are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Epilepsy in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Epilepsy in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 195,410 293,655,4051
Canada 21,632 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 69,844 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Epilepsy in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 181 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 9,502 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 3,566 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Epilepsy in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 2,593 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Epilepsy in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 122,508 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 10,529 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 28,155 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 4,119 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 18,329 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 16,647 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Epilepsy in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 3,602 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 3,469 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 195 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 5,979 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Epilepsy in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 40,106 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 6,886 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 40,208 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 2,641 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 307 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 21 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 10,858 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 40,106 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 1,941 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Epilepsy in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 5,439 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 829 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 54,848 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 6,675 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 22 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 25,703 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 3,609 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 1,338 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 4,958 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Epilepsy in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 6,861 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 892 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 1,534 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 2,400 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 95,806 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 31,762 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Epilepsy in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 5,235 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 7,003 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 26,804 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 3,123 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Epilepsy in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 38,633 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 7,085 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Epilepsy in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 2,358 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 271 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 5,002 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 2,992 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 1,357 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 14,876 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 7,203 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Epilepsy in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 1,830 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Epilepsy in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 10,077 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 4,665 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 17,574 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Epilepsy in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 864,306 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 4,561 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 84,732 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 296 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 15,103 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 32,096 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 15,138 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Epilepsy in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 45,844 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Epilepsy in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 18,974 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 94,053 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 1,454 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 708,741 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 105,935 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 13,245 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Epilepsy in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 678 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 158,676 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 4,037 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 15,652 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 57,388 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 2,897 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 43,164 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 55,007 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Epilepsy in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 881 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 44,919 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 16,885 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 4,125 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 3,733 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 1,502 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 2,513 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 17,165 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 11,989 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 1,679 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 1,537 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 13,325 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Epilepsy in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 50,651 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 3,747 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 26,050 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Epilepsy in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 1,995 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 13,812 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 2,256 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 7,559 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 11,811 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 7,221 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 3,915 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Epilepsy in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 2,490 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 6,347 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 38,806 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 5,482 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Epilepsy in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 47,470 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 21,947 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 5,526 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 24,002 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 17,561 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Epilepsy in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 7,305 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 1,090 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 29,577 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 778 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 7,336 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 2,443 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Epilepsy in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 13,251 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 2,657 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 3,606 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Epilepsy:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Epilepsy are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Epilepsy statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Epilepsy in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Epilepsy:

The word 'prevalence' of Epilepsy usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Epilepsy at any given time (i.e. people with Epilepsy). The term 'incidence' of Epilepsy means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Epilepsy diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Epilepsy). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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