Epilepsy in South Africa

Epilepsy in South Africa
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 3,982 (0.79%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 8.73
  • Cause of death world rank: 6.
  • Epilepsy, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 3,982 deaths in South Africa. That’s about 1 of every 127 deaths in South Africa.
  • About 11 people die of Epilepsy each day, an average of 1 death every 3 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 54,841,552 25
Sex ratio m / f 0.98 106
Population 0-14 28.3% 78
Population 15-64 66.1% 80
Population 65 + 5.7% 106

Epilepsy


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Mozambique Mozambique 12.64
2 Angola Angola 10.88
3 Tanzania Tanzania 10.58
4 Swaziland Swaziland 9.35
5 Burundi Burundi 8.74
6 South Africa South Africa 8.73
7 Central Africa Central Africa 8.29
8 Lesotho Lesotho 8.20
9 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 8.07
10 Comoros Comoros 7.72
11 Equ. Guinea Equ. Guinea 7.58
12 Djibouti Djibouti 7.53
13 Namibia Namibia 7.40
14 Rwanda Rwanda 6.96
15 Somalia Somalia 6.89
16 Botswana Botswana 6.87
17 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 6.86
18 Ethiopia Ethiopia 6.48
19 Uganda Uganda 6.36
20 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 6.35
21 Chad Chad 6.07
22 DR Congo DR Congo 5.97
23 South Sudan South Sudan 5.83
24 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 5.57
25 Tajikistan Tajikistan 5.54
26 Eritrea Eritrea 5.39
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.