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Table 6 Gender differences in AED utilization

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

AEDs
Monotherapy
Polytherapy
Total
593
338
Male
329 (55.4%)
146 (43.1%)
Female
264 (44.6%)
192 (56.9%)
p value
0.00
Distribution of drug prescribed
 Valproate 514 285 (55.4%) 229 (44.6%) 0.0005*
 Carbamazepine 395 187 (47.3%) 208 (52.7%) 0.001*
 Levetiracetam 185 62 (33.5%) 123 (66.5%) 0.001*
 Phenytoin 129 72 (55.8%) 57 (44.2%) 0.186
 Lamotrigine 68 33 (48.5%) 35 (51.5%) 0.89
 Clonazepam 21 11 (52.3%) 10 (47.6%) 1.00
 Oxcarpazepine 13 8 (61.5%) 5 (38.4%) 0.57
 Topiramaye 11 3 (27.3%) 8 (72.7%) 0.22
 Locozamide 6 4 (66.7%) 2 (33.3%) 0.68
 Ethusoxamide 6 3 (50%) 3 (50%) 1.00
  1. *p value < 0.05 is considered statistically significant