Epilepsy Facts & Figures

. There are 3 epilepsy deaths each day in the UK (approximately 1200 each year)

. Epilepsy is in the TOP 10 causes of death in the young (under 35)

. Half of all epilepsy deaths are SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy)

. Sudden death is 24 times more likely in people with epilepsy

. Under 20% of clinicians openly discuss SUDEP & epilepsy risks with patients

. 42% of epilepsy deaths are potentially avoidable

(copyright SUDEP Action 2019)

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