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Statistics about Epilepsy

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Epilepsy:

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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]

Incidence (annual) of Epilepsy: 181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,502 or 0.07% or 181,000 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC)

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:

Society statistics for Epilepsy

Hospitalization statistics for Epilepsy:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Epilepsy:

  • 0.72% (92,012) of hospital episodes were for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultations for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital episodes for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital episodes for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital admissions for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 day was the median length of stay in hospitals for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospitalisations for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospitalisations for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospitalisations for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.68% (356,636) of hospital bed days were for Epilepsy, migraine and other episodic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.049% (6,192) of hospital consultant episodes were for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.6% of hospital consultant episodes for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.043% (22,770) of hospital bed days were for generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (703) of hospital consultant episodes were for special epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for special epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for special epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for special epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for special epileptic syndromes were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (2,980) of hospital bed days were for special epileptic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (3,816) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified grand mal seizures were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.029% (15,071) of hospital bed days were for unspecified grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (132) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (389) of hospital bed days were for unspecified petit mal without grand mal seizures in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.218% (27,834) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified epilepsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified epilepsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified epilepsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified epilepsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified epilepsy were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.213% (111,605) of hospital bed days were for unspecified epilepsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (561) of hospital consultant episodes were for grand mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for grand mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for grand mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for grand mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for grand mal status epilepticus were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,591) of hospital bed days were for grand mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0002% (28) of hospital consultant episodes were for petit mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for petit mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for petit mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for petit mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.4% of hospital consultant episodes for petit mal status epilepticus were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (55) of hospital bed days were for petit mal status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (109) of hospital consultant episodes were for complex partial status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complex partial status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for complex partial status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complex partial status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.5% of hospital consultant episodes for complex partial status epilepticus were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,008) of hospital bed days were for complex partial status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.021% (2,656) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified status epilepticus were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.028% (14,467) of hospital bed days were for unspecified status epilepticus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Epilepsy. 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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