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Table 2 Description of clinical and psychosocial factors of patients with epilepsy at AMSH and TAH, 2015

From: Determinants of depression among people with epilepsy in Central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Numbers Percent (%)
Family history of mental illness Yes 59 14
No 363 86
Seizure frequency per month No seizure 243 57.6
1–3 173 41.0
4 and above 6 1.4
Duration of epilepsy illness <1 year 19 4.5
1–5 years 115 27.3
6–10 years 136 32.2
> 10 years 152 36
Types of epilepsy diagnosed Grandmal 251 59.5
Petimal 108 25.6
Other 63 14.9
Type of antiepileptic drug Mono therapy 142 33.6
Polytherapy 280 66.4
Medication adherence Adherence 330 78.2
Poor adherence 92 21.8
Social support Yes 360 85.3
No 62 14.7
Perceived stigma No felt stigma 263 62.3
Felt stigma 159 37.7