Around 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day. Over 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy. Thats about one in every 100 people. There are around 60 million people with epilepsy in the world.
What percentage of the UK population have epilepsy?
Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK. Every day, 87 people are diagnosed. One in every four people newly diagnosed with epilepsy is over the age of 65. One in every 220 children will have a diagnosis of epilepsy.
How many people are diagnosed with epilepsy in the UK?
Epilepsy has been estimated to affect between 362,000 and 415,000 people in England. In addition, there will be further individuals, estimated to be 5–30%, so amounting to up to another 124,500 people, who have been diagnosed with epilepsy, but in whom the diagnosis is incorrect.