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Table 3 Gender differences in different seizure characteristics

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

Seizure characteristics Total Male Female p value
Precipitating factors 203 85(41.8%) 118(58.2%) 0.012*
Prodrome 75 11(14.6%) 64(85.2%) 0.00*
Cluster of seizures 107 53(49.5%) 54(49.4%) 1.0
Status epilepticus 70 32 (45.7%) 38 (54.3%) 0.536
History of Febrile seizure 54 27 (50%) 27 (50%) 1.0
Timing Both diurnal and nocturnal 623 301 (48.3%) 322 (51.7%) 0.19
Only diurnal 233 149 (64.9%) 84 (36/1%) 0.001*
Strictly nocturnal seizures 102 45 (44.1%) 57 (55.9%) 0.25
On awakening 18 5 (27.7%) 13 (72.3%) 0.09
Seizure control n = 662 Controlled > 6 month fit free 302 (45.6%) 64 (21.2%) 238 (78.8%) 0.0001*
Uncontrolled 360 (54.3%) 177 (49.2%) 183 (50.8%)
Compliance detected in 694 305 (43.9%) 130 (42.6%) 175 (57.4%) 0.09
  1. *p value < 0.05 is considered statistically significant