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Table 2 Distribution of participants by their clinical characteristics at Ilu Ababore zone hospitals, southwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 402)

From: Prevalence of depression and associated factors among epileptic patients at Ilu Ababore zone hospitals, South West Ethiopia, 2017: a cross‑sectional study

VariablesFrequencyPercent
Age at onset of illness
 < 6 years204.7
 6-11 years4811.9
 12–17 years10828.7
 18–24 years11328.1
 25–34 years7017.4
 ≥ 35 years4310.7
Duration of illness
 < 1 years4110.2
 2-5 years14335.6
 6–10 years11929.6
 ≥ 119924.6
Treatment duration
 ≤ 6 years22054.7
 > 6 years18245.3
Seizure frequency per year
 08019.9
 1–11 per year28871.6
 ≥ 12 per year348.5
Type of antiepileptic drugs
 Phenobarbital38094.52
 Phenytoin61.49
 Carbamazepine92.23
 Sodium valproate71.74
Number of antiepileptic drugs
 Monotherapy30776.4
 Polytherapy9523.6
Family history of mental illness
 Yes194.7
 No38395.3