Improving the Lives of People with One of the Nation’s Most Common Neurological Conditions
At A Glance 2011
|Epilepsy Status||No. of Unhealthy Days in Past 30 Days*|
|Overall Unhealthy||Physically Unhealthy||Mentally Unhealthy||Activity Limitation|
|No History of Epilepsy||6.1||3.6||3.4||2.2|
|No Seizures in Past 3 Months§||13.0||8.8||7.6||6.4|
|One or More Seizures in Past 3 Months§||17.6||13.1||11.4||11.1|
* Self-reported measure of health-related quality of life (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data).
† Respondents with self-reported, doctor-diagnosed seizure disorder or epilepsy who had not had a seizure in the past 3 months and were not taking medication to control epilepsy.
§ Respondents with self-reported, doctor-diagnosed seizure disorder or epilepsy who were currently taking medication to control it, had one or more seizures in the past 3 months, or both.
Source: MMWR 2008;57(SS-6).
One-Third of People with Epilepsy and Recent Seizures Have Not Seen a Neurologist in Past Year
This figure shows that, among people with epilepsy, 56% reported no recent seizures and 44% reported recent seizures. Of the 44% who reported recent seizures, 29% said they had seen a neurologist in the past year, while 15% said they had not seen a neurologist in the past year. Source: MMWR 2008;57(SS-6).