Learn the Facts About Epilepsy
• 65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.
• OVER 2 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.
• 1 IN 26: Number of people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
• BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time.
• 150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States
• ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
• 6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.
• 50,000: Number of people who die from epilepsy-related causes in the United States every year.
• 15.5 BILLION: Estimated annual cost of medical costs and lost or reduced earnings and production.
• 1 IN 10: Number of Americans who will have a seizure at some point in their life.
• 5 %: The risk that children of parents with epilepsy will develop epilepsy themselves, unless the parent has a clearly hereditary form of the disorder.
• 300,000: Number of children affected by epilepsy under the age of 15.
• 4TH MOST COMMON: Neurological disorder after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
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