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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of school age children and adolescents and primary caregivers with seizure disorder attending follow up at PNC in TASH between April and July, 2018

From: The effect of seizure on school attendance among children with epilepsy: a follow-up study at the pediatrics neurology clinic, Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

VariablesFrequencyPercentage
Age groups in year
 7–1213372.7
 13–185027.3
 Mean/±SD =10.47/2.9  
Sex
 Male10255.7
 Female8144.3
Address
 Addis Ababa11864.5
 Out of Addis Ababa6535.5
Childs level of education
 Nursery5630.6
 Primary school12367.2
 Secondary school42.2
Repeated grade
 Never repeated9954.1
 Repeated8445.9
Marital status of primary care giver
 Single94.9
 Married14880.9
 Divorced158.2
 Widowed116.0
Educational status of primary care giver n = 181
 Less than high school7340.3
 High school3921.5
 Collage level and above6938.1
Family monthly income (n = 140)
 < 1500 birr (50 US $)6546.4
 > 1500 birr7553.6