John Libbey Eurotext

Mind the gap: health disparities in families living with epilepsy are significant and linked to socioeconomic status Volume 22, numéro 6, December 2020


1 Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
3 Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
* Correspondence: Ioannis Karakis Emory University School of Medicine, Faculty Office Building at Grady Campus, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Office 335, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


There is limited information on disparities of people with epilepsy (PWE) and, foremost, their caregivers. The objective of this study was to comprehensively compare between PWE and caregivers with low socioeconomic status (SES) and those with high SES for disparities in demographic and epilepsy characteristics, treatment and health care utilization, physical and psychosocial impact, and knowledge about epilepsy.