- Colleen MacFarlane
WHO GETS EPILEPSY?
1 IN 26 PEOPLE IN THE USA WILL DEVELOP EPILEPSY AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME.
3 in 10 people with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures because no available treatment works for them.
6 in 10 people with epilepsy don't know what caused it.
1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime.
Epilepsy can develop in any person at any age
Around 4670,000 children aged 17 and under have active epilepsy in the USA alone.
About 300,000 seniors (people aged 60 and older) in the USA live with epilepsy.