TABLE 6-2Comparison of Adults With and Without a History of Epilepsy

With History of Epilepsy (n = 2,207) %Without History of Epilepsy (n = 118,638) %
Marital status
  • Married or unmarried couple
55.564.1
  • Formerly married
22.918.0
  • Never married
21.517.9
Income
  • < $25,000
40.926.3
  • $25,000 to $49,999
30.029.7
  • > $50,000
29.243.9
Employment status
  • Employed
45.861.6
  • Unemployed
6.85.0
  • Unable to work
23.74.8
  • Other (homemaker, student, or retired)
23.728.6
Could not visit doctor because of cost
  • Yes
23.713.4
  • No
76.386.6
Self-rated health
  • Good, very good, or excellent
63.084.2
  • Fair or poor
37.015.8
Life satisfaction
  • Very satisfied or satisfied
83.494.6
  • Dissatisfied or very dissatisfied
16.65.4

From: 6, Quality of Life and Community Resources

Cover of Epilepsy Across the Spectrum
Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies; England MJ, Liverman CT, Schultz AM, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2012.
Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.

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