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Table 5 Clinical predictors of outcome in the studied subjects (continued)

From: Predictive factors of epilepsy outcome in a sample of Egyptian pre-elderly and elderly population

Variables Good outcome Poor outcome P value
Status epilepticus (%) 5.19% 52.17% <  0.001*
Seizure precipitants (%) No precipitants 36.36% 30.43% 0.103
Stress 33.77% 21.74%
Sleep 12.99% 8.70%
Sleep deprivation 10.39% 21.74%
Anti-epileptic drugs (%) Carbamazepine 42.86% 43.48% 0.958
Valproate 41.56% 30.43% 0.337
Phenytoin 11.69% 21.74% 0.223
Levetiracetam 28.57% 47.83% 0.085
MRI brain findings (%) Normal 64.94% 26.09% 0.005*
Encephalomalacia 24.68% 47.83%
Temporal atrophy 3.90% 17.39%
EEG changes (%) Normal 66.23% 17.39% < 0.001*
Focal changes 29.87% 60.87%
Generalized changes 5.19% 26.09%
  1. AED anti-epileptic drug, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, EEG electroencephalography