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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of study population

From: Psychomotor function in children with epilepsy seen at a tertiary hospital in southern Nigeria: does treatment with anti-epileptic drugs have any effect?

  CWE Controls
Age (mean ± SD) 10.65 ± 2.90 11.01 ± 2.61
Sex
 Male 81 (50.6%) 41 (51.3)
 Female 79 (49.4%) 39 (48.7)
Socio-economic class
 Upper 68 (42.5) 62 (77.5)
 Middle 44 (27.5) 13 (16.3)
 Lower 48 (30.0) 5 (6.2)
Age of epilepsy onset
 < 5 years 74 (46.3)  
 ≥ 5 years 86 (55.7)  
Type of seizure
 Focal 35 (21.9)  
 Generalised 125 (78.1)  
Duration of epilepsy
 < 5 years 105 (65.6)  
 ≥ 5 years 55 (34.4)  
Seizure frequency
 > 1/month 46 (28.8)  
 < 1/month 87 (54.4)  
 Yearly/none in 2 years 27 (16.8)  
Duration of treatment
 < 5 years 67 (83.8)  
 > 5 years 13 (16.2)  
Number of AEDs
 Monotherapy 71 (88.8)  
 Polytherapy 9 (11.2)