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Table 1 Demographic data

From: Sex differences among epileptic patients: a comparison of epilepsy and its impacts on demographic features, clinical characteristics, and management patterns in a tertiary care hospital in Egypt

Item Total Male Female p value
Age at presentation 26 ± 12.41 26.61 ± 12.750 26.20 ± 12.064 0.589
Age of fist seizure 18.17 ± 12.414 18.56 ± 13.218 17.78 ± 11.544 0.101
Age of seizure onset
 < 1 year 535 (54.9%) 262 (53.5%) 273 (56.4%) 0.630
 18–60 years 432 (44.4%) 224 (45.7%) 208 (43.0%)
 > 60 years 7 (0.7%) 4 (0.8%) 3 (0.6%)
Patient characteristics
 Family history 229 (22.9%) 114 (49.7%) 115 (50.2%) 0.76
 Consanguinity 202 (20.2%) 96 (47.5%) 106 (52.4%) 0.2
Residency
 Lower Egypt 606 (97.3%) 300 (49.5%) 306 (50.4%) 0.51
 Upper Egypt 44 (6.7%) 24 (54.5%) 20 (45.4%)
Illiterate 186 of 637 (29.2%) 90 of 339 (26.5%) 96 of 298 (32.2%) 0.069
Married/previously married 452 (71.9%) 209 (46.2%) 243 (53.7%) 0.002*
Unmarried 176 (28.0%) 110 (62.5%) 66 (37.5%)
Employed 243 (31.4%) 229 (94.2%) 14 (5.8%) 0.00*
Un Employed 531 (68.6%) 187 (35.2%) 344 (64.7%)
Occupation risk 69 of 243 (28.3%) 69 (28.3%) 0 0.00*
Drug abuse 138 (13.7%) 134 (13.4%) 4 (0.04%) 0.00*
Tramadol 105 (76.08%) 101 (96.2%) 4 (3.8%)
Cannabis 26 (18.8%) 26 (100%) 0
Alcohol 2 (1.4%) 2 (100%) 0
Clonazepam 5 (3.6%) 5 (100%) 0
Comorbidities 720 358 (49.7%) 362 (50.2%) 0.83
  1. *p value < 0.05 is considered statistically significant