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Table 2 Analysis of patients with seizure based on age groups

From: Profile of children admitted with seizures in a tertiary care hospital of Western Nepal

  6 mo-5 yr Age groups 6–10 yr 11-15 yr Total P value
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Sex      
Male 211(66.4) 71(60.7) 56(47.9) 338(61.3) 0.002†
Female 106(33.4) 46(39.3) 61(52.1) 213(38.7)
CSF analysis      
Normal 175(80.6) 35(58.3) 25(62.5) 235(74.1) 0.001†
Abnormal 42(19.4) 25(41.7) 15(37.5) 82(25.9)
Brain image      
Normal 65(63.7) 34(50.7) 32(43.8) 131(54.1) 0.001†
Abnormal 37(36.3) 33(49.3) 41(56.2) 111(45.9)
Electroencephalography (EEG)     
Normal 82(53.2) 36(38.7) 32(33) 160(45.2) 0.001†
Abnormal 72(46.8) 57(61.3) 65(77) 194(54.8)
Diagnosis      
Febrile Seizure 168(53) - - 168(30.5) 0.001†
Seizure disorder 69(21.8) 56(47.9) 60(51.3) 185(33.6)
Neurocysticercosis 11(3.5) 23(19.7) 32(27.4) 66(12)
Meningitis 19(6) 11(9.4) 6(5.1) 36(6.5)
Encephalitis 21(6.6) 11(9.4) 5(4.3) 37(6.7)
Cerebral Palsy 5(1.6) 3(2.6) 2(1.7) 10(1.8)
Tubercular meningitis 3(1) 3(2.6) 2(1.7) 8(1.5)
Hypertensive encephalopathy 1(0.2) 5(4.3) 2(1.7) 8(1.5)
Others 20(6.3) 5(4.3) 8(6.8) 33(6)
  1. †Statistically significant.