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Table 3 Differences of QOL score for clinical characteristics of the respondents

From: The quality of life of people with epilepsy at a tertiary referral centre in Malaysia

  N (%) Total QOL score p-value
Mean (SD)
Age of onset (year)    0.096a
  <10 30 (28.3) 69.6 (16.0)  
  10-25 50 (47.2) 65.0 (16.4)  
  >25 26 (24.5) 74.1 (13.8)  
Type of seizure    0.982b
  Partial 27 (25.5) 69.0 (17.0)  
  Generalised 79 (74.5) 68.9 (15.7)  
Duration of epilepsy (year)    0.379a
  <5 15 (14.2) 73.0 (14.0)  
  5-20 69 (65.1) 69.1 (15.0)  
  >20 22 (20.7) 65.6 (19.6)  
Treatment    0.131b
  Monotherapy 61 (57.5) 70.9 (16.0)  
  Polytherapy 45 (42.5) 66.2 (15.6)  
Co-morbidity    0.871b
  No 87 (82.1) 69.2 (15.8)  
  Yes 19 (17.9) 67.7 (17.1)  
Family history    0.891b
  No 94 (88.7) 68.9 (16.0)  
  Yes 12 (11.3) 69.5 (16.1)  
Etiology    0.811b
  Idiopathic 55 (51.9) 69.3 (16.5)  
  Other factors 51 (48.1) 68.5 (15.4)  
Presence of seizure in past 4 weeks    <0.001b
  Absent 54 (50.9) 74.3 (14.1)  
  Present 52 (49.1) 63.3 (15.9)  
  1. aOne-way ANOVA, bindependent t test.