According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 637,000 African Americans have been told by a physician or health care professional that they had epilepsy or a seizure disorder. About 375,000 African Americans have active epilepsy, which means they have been told they have epilepsy or a seizure disorder and are taking seizure medication or had at least one seizure in the past year. Over 20,000 African Americans are diagnosed with seizures or epilepsy each year.
Lack of awareness about the condition, challenges accessing health care and health information, and misinformation and fear associated with the condition make it hard for many African Americans with epilepsy and their families to live full and healthy lives.
African Americans are also:
More likely to be diagnosed with epilepsy in an emergency room than white Americans*
More likely to develop epilepsy over a lifetime (called lifetime prevalence) than white Americans*
Likely to experience status epilepticus, a medical emergency in which a seizure continues for 10 minutes or more without stopping
Less likely to experience active epilepsy (which means that the person’s seizures are not completely controlled) than white Americans*
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