Share of epilepsy patients taking medication in the U.S. as of 2015, by gender

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults with active epilepsy who were taking epilepsy medication to control seizures as of 2015, by gender. As of this time, 92 percent of male adults living with active epilepsy were taking epilepsy medication to control seizures. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures and can lead to life-long disability.

Percentage of U.S. adults with active epilepsy who were taking epilepsy medication to control seizures as of 2015, by gender

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Release date

April 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 and 2015

Number of respondents

68,174 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original question: “Are you currently taking any medicine to control your seizure disorder or epilepsy?”

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