DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of epilepsy comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in 45 countries. We report both the incidence and the prevalence of epilepsy for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

Most patient populations are forecast over a period of 20 years for the major mature pharmaceutical markets and 10 years for the other countries covered.

DRG Epidemiology’s epilepsy forecast will answer the following questions:

  • Of all people with epilepsy, how many in the countries have been formally diagnosed?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of epilepsy over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is provided for full transparency into research and methods.

In addition to the total number of cases for each forecast year, DRG Epidemiology provides at least ten years of forecast data for the following epilepsy subpopulations:

  • Total prevalent cases by level of seizures.

Note: Coverage may vary by country.

Table of contents

  • Epilepsy - Epidemiology - Emerging Markets Data
    • Introduction
      • Key Findings
        • Overview
          • Prevalence of Epilepsy per 1,000 Among People of All Ages in 2018 and 2028
          • Relative Sizes of the Factors Contributing to the Trend in Prevalent Cases of Epilepsy over the Next Ten Years
          • Analysis of the Prevalent Cases of Epilepsy in 2018 by Type of Seizure
      • Methods
        • Lifetime DALYs Gained
        • Total Incident Cases
        • Total Prevalent Cases
        • Type of Epileptic Seizure
      • Epidemiology Data
      • Reference Materials
        • Literature Review
          • Studies Included in the Analysis of Epilepsy
          • Studies Excluded from the Analysis of Epilepsy
        • Risk/Protective Factors
          • Bibliography

      Author(s): SHILPA Thakur

      Shilpa Thakur is a medical graduate with a M.P.H from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research with a specialization in epidemiology and biostatistics. She specializes in developing epidemiological forecasts for the multiple indications within the DRG syndicated portfolio.

      Prior to joining Decision Resources, she monitored HIV sentinel surveillance 2016-2017 in Himachal Pradesh. She also has worked on to see the patterns of Antimicrobial resistance in India.


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