Absence Seizure Incidence
Facts about petit-mal seizure:
- About 200,000 people experience a seizure for the first time each year in the US.
- As many as 1 in 10 adults will have a seizure at some time during their life
- Petit-mal seizures occur in approximately 2 out of 1,000 people.
- Petit-mal seizures are most common in children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.
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