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Table 2 Clinical 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

Type of seizure Total Male Female p value
Type of focal 472 (47.2%) 233 (49.3%) 239 (50.7%) 0.76
 Simple focal 50 (11%) 26 (52%) 24 (48)
 Complex partial seizures 43 (9%) 19 (44.1%) 24 (55.9%) 0.37
 Focal evolving to generalized: 379 (80%)    
▪ Simple focal onset 303 (64%) 151 (49.8%) 152 (50.2%) 0.94
▪ Complex partial onset 76 (16% 37 (48.6%) 39 (51.4%) 1.00
Type of generalized 519 (51.9%) 265 (51%) 254 (49%)  
1. Typical absence 19 (3.7%) 12 (63.1%) 7 (36.9%) 0.2
2. Atypical absence 1 (0.17%) 1 (100%) 0
3. GTCs 358 (19%) 207 (57.8%) 151 (42.1%) 0.04*
4. Tonic 17 (3.3%) 8 (47%) 9 (53%) 0.75
5. Atonic 6 (1.1%) 2 (33.3%) 4 (66.7%) 0.44
6. Myoclonic jerks 8 (1.5%) 3 (37.5%) 5 (62.5%) 0.49
Multi-seizure type 110 (21.1%) 32 (29%) 78 (71%) 0.004*
 Unclassified 9 (0.09%) 2 (22.2%) 7 (77.8%) 0.45
 Identified epilepsy syndromes JME 58 14 (24.1%) 44 (75.9%) 0.01*
JAE 8 7 (87.5%) 1(12.5%) 0.02*
CAE 17 8 (47.5%) 9 (52.9%) 0.99
IGTC 23 1 (1.8%) 22 (95.6%) 0.02*
BECTS 8 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 1.0
FLE 5 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0.99
TLE 44 17 (38.6%) 27 (61.4%) 0.02*
  1. JME juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, JAE juvenile absence epilepsy, IGTC idiopathic generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy, CAE childhood absence epilepsy, BECT benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spike, FLE frontal lobe epilepsy, TLE temporal lobe epilepsy
  2. *p value < 0.05 is considered statistically significant