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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December 22/29, 2015

Challenges for Kids With Seizures

JAMA. 2015;314(24):2609. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17191

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[43]:1209-1214).