Epidemiology of epilepsy: prevalence, impact, comorbidity and disparities

Can J Neurol Sci. 2009 Aug;36 Suppl 2:S7-16.


This is a summary of four presentations on epidemiological aspects of Epilepsy in children and adults in Canada, given at the Canadian League Against Epilepsy 30th anniversary meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia in October 2007. Dr. S. Wiebe discusses the burden of epilepsy, Dr, P. Camfield addresses the epidemiology of epilepsy in children, Dr. N. Jetté provides an overview of comorbidity and epidemiological surveillance in epilepsy, and Dr. Burneo explores the area of disparities in epilepsy. The summary is intended as a brief overview of these aspects, with particular emphasis on available Canadian data.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Epilepsy / economics
  • Epilepsy / epidemiology*
  • Epilepsy / mortality
  • Epilepsy / psychology
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Social Change
  • Vision Disparity / physiology*