Fewer than 1% of US children and teens have had at least 1 seizure, but those who have are more economically disadvantaged and more likely to have developmental delays than those who are seizure-free.
Data gathered in the National Health Interview Survey from 2010 to 2014 provided the first-ever national estimates of children and adolescents with seizures and coexisting conditions and their health care use (Cui W et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015;64:1209-1214).
Challenges for Kids With Seizures. JAMA. 2015;314(24):2609. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17191