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Table 1 Demographic baseline data of the study population

From: Interictal autonomic dysfunction in patients with epilepsy

Characteristic PwE (n = 48) Controls (n = 51) P-value
Age, years
 Mean ± SD 35.6 ± 13.11 36.55 ± 12.7 0.716
Gender
 Male, n% 22 (45.8%) 22 (43.1%) 0.787
 Female, n% 26 (54.2%) 29 (56.9%)  
Type of epilepsy
 TLE, n% 31 (64.6)   
 GE, n% 17 (35.4)   
GE subtypes
 GME, n% 8 (47.1)   
 IGE, n% 7 (41.2)   
 JAE, n% 2 (11.8)   
Disease duration (years)
 Mean ± SD 7.67 ± 3.7   
Autonomic symptoms
 Yes, n% 36 (75) 16 (31.4) < 0.001
 No, n% 12 (25) 35 (68.6)  
Autonomic symptoms
 TLE, n% 28 (90.3)   0.001
 GE, n% 8 (47.1)   
Autonomic function abnormalities
 TLE, n% 22 (70.97)   0.001
 GE, n% 8 (47.1)   
  1. PwE people with epilepsy, TLE temporal lobe epilepsy, GE generalized epilepsy, GME generalized myoclonic epilepsy, IGE idiopathic generalized epilepsy, JAE juvenile absence epilepsy