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Table 2 Seizure related information of school age children and adolescents 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 at onset
 < 1 year3619.7
 1–5 year7641.5
 > 5 year7138.8
 Mean/±SD = 4.6/3.6  
Duration of epilepsy in years
 < 57038.3
 ≥ 511361.7
 Mean/±SD = 5.7/3.5  
Seizure type
 Focal onset4926.8
 Generalized onset13272.1
 Unknown onset21.1
Seizure frequency
 ≤1 per month10456.8
 > 1per month7943.2
Type of therapy (n = 182)a
 Monotherapy13071.4
 Monotherapy& have side effects31.6
 Poly-therapy4625.3
 Poly-therapy & have side effects31.6
Comorbidity
 Yes4725.7
 No13674.3
Symptomatic epilepsy with a known cause
 Yes4424.0
 No13976.0
Seizure control
 Complete seizure control9250.3
 Partial seizure control5731.1
 Poor seizure control3318.0
 Not documented10.5
  1. aAEDs used were Sodium Valproate, Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, and Clonazepam. We also use Lamotrigine and Levetiracetam in very few patients as it is less available and expensive