Table 2
Number and percentage with epilepsy,Note  by effect on life and extent of limitations, household population aged 15 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2011

Table 2
Number and percentage with epilepsy,Note  by effect on life and extent of limitations, household population aged 15 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of Number and percentage with epilepsy. The information is grouped by Impact (appearing as row headers), Number
'000 , % and 95% confidence interval, calculated using from and to units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Impact Number
'000
% 95% confidence interval
from to
Overall, how much epilepsy affects life  
Not at all 31 38.8 30.0 48.3
A little bit/Moderately 35 43.6 34.6 53.1
Quite a bit/Extremely 14 17.6Note E: Use with caution 10.2 28.8
Interactions with others  
One or more negative feelings  
Sometimes/Often/Always 27Note E: Use with caution 39.3 29.6 49.9
Rarely/Never 42Note E: Use with caution 60.7 50.1 70.4
Felt embarrassed  
Sometimes/Often/Always 17Note E: Use with caution 24.9 17.9 33.5
Rarely/Never 53Note E: Use with caution 75.1 66.5 82.1
Felt left out of things  
Sometimes/Often/Always 13 18.7Note E: Use with caution 10.0 32.3
Rarely/Never 57 81.3 67.7 90.0
Some people seemed uncomfortable with me  
Sometimes/Often/Always 11 15.1Note E: Use with caution 10.2 21.9
Rarely/Never 59 84.9 78.1 89.8
Some people avoided me  
Sometimes/Often/Always 6 8.4Note E: Use with caution 4.8 14.4
Rarely/Never 64 91.6 85.6 95.2
Limitations in activities  
Prevented from driving (with license)  
Yes 22 63.6 53.0 73.1
No 12 36.4 26.9 47.0
Prevented from getting driver's license (without license)  
Yes 27 60.6 46.9 72.9
No 17 39.4Note E: Use with caution 27.1 53.1
Limited getting good night's sleep  
No 57 71.4 61.3 79.7
Yes (A little bit to extremely) 23 28.6 20.3 38.7
Limited educational opportunities  
Not at all 53 66.5 56.8 75.0
A little bit/Moderately 20 25.0Note E: Use with caution 16.5 36.0
Quite a bit/Extremely 7 8.5Note E: Use with caution 5.1 13.9
Limited job opportunities  
Not at all 45 56.5 46.6 65.8
A little bit/Moderately 17 21.0Note E: Use with caution 14.3 29.6
Quite a bit/Extremely 18 22.6Note E: Use with caution 14.6 33.3
Employment status (ages 15 to 75)  
Currently employed 39Note E: Use with caution 50.4 40.5 60.2
Not currently employed / No job 31Note E: Use with caution 40.3 31.3 50.1
Permanently unable to work 7Note E: Use with caution 9.3Note E: Use with caution 5.7 14.8
Reason not working (ages 15 to 75)  
Epilepsy 7Note E: Use with caution 18.6Note E: Use with caution 11.4 28.9
Other illness Note F: too unreliable to be published 19.3Note E: Use with caution 11.3 30.9
Retired Note F: too unreliable to be published 25.6Note E: Use with caution 15.1 40.0
Other 14Note E: Use with caution 36.5Note E: Use with caution 24.7 50.1
Had epilepsy while workingNote   
Yes 23Note E: Use with caution 78.5 67.5 86.6
No 6Note E: Use with caution 21.5Note E: Use with caution 13.4 32.5
Made changes at workNote   
Yes Note F: too unreliable to be published 27.0Note E: Use with caution 17.1 39.9
No 45.0Note E: Use with caution 73.0 60.1 82.9
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