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Table 3 Distribution of etiology in accordance with different age groups

From: Etiological profile of new-onset seizures among adult Egyptians

  Age group Chi-Square
Young adult Middle-aged adult Older adult Total
N % N % N % N % χ2 P value
Etiology Cerebrovascular (CVDs) 1 3.70 5 23.81 47 65.28 53 44.17 74.807 < 0.001*
SOL (brain tumor) 0 0.00 4 19.05 7 9.72 11 9.17
Metabolic and other acute symptomatic* 3 11.11 0 0.00 10 13.89 13 10.83
Idiopathic epilepsy syndrome 15 55.56 7 33.33 0 0.00 22 18.33
Cryptogenic 4 14.81 1 4.76 1 1.39 6 5.00
Encephalitis 1 3.70 1 4.76 5 6.94 7 5.83
Post-traumatic Seizure 3 11.11 3 14.29 2 2.78 8 6.67
  1. *Other acute symptomatic seizures: PRES, vasculitis, drug-induced seizure