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Epilepsy: Children

Question for Department of Health

UIN 26989, tabled on 11 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under the age of 18 have epilepsy.

Answered on

22 February 2016

The Department does not collect this information centrally. The Joint Epilepsy Council in Epilepsy prevalence, incidence and other statistics, (December 2011) estimated that around one in 220 (0.5%) children under the age of 18 have epilepsy in the United Kingdom.

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