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Statistics of Epilepsy

Facts about Epilepsy include:

  • About 2 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy
  • 10% of people will have a seizure during their life
  • 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with epilepsy each year
  • 80% of cases are controlled by medication and surgery
  • From 25-30% of people continue to have seizures despite treatment
  • Children with idiopathic epilepsy (unknown cause) have 68-92% chance of being free of seizures with 20 years
  • The estimated cost of epilepsy in the U.S. is $15.5 billion

Locations for Epilepsy