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Table 2 Frequency distribution of clinical factors

From: Suicide ideation and attempts among people with epilepsy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n = 410) Percentage (%)
Age on set of epilepsy
 Under 18 192 46.8
 18 and above 218 53.2
Duration of treatment (years)
 Up to 1 45 11.0
 1–6 152 37.1
 7–12 107 26.0
 More than 12 106 25.9
Duration of illness (years)
 Up to 5 167 40.8
 6–10 116 28.5
 11–15 53 12.9
 16–20 43 10.5
 More than 20 30 7.3
Drug control on AED
 Seizure free/year 272 66.3
 No seizure free/year 138 33.7
Co-morbid medical illness
 Yes 12 2.9
 No 398 97.1
Drug taking for mental illness
 Yes 28 6.8
 No 382 93.2
Co-morbid depression status
 Yes 116 28.3
 No 294 71.7
Family history of epilepsy
 Yes 55 13.4
 No 355 86.6
Family history of attempted suicide
 Yes 18 4.4
 No 392 95.6
Family history of committed suicide
 Yes 19 4.6
 No 391 95.4
Ever use substance
 Yes 129 31.4
 No 281 68.6
Current substance use
 Yes 83 20.2
 No 327 79.8