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Table 1 Demographics and clinical characteristics

From: Health-related quality of life in epilepsy patients receiving anti-epileptic drugs at National Referral Hospitals in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Butabika Mulago Overall
Characteristic N (75) % (100) N (100) % (100) N (175) % (100)
Age group      
15 – 19 23 30.7 24 24.0 47 26.9
20 – 24 23 30.7 30 30.0 53 30.3
25-29 8 10.7 21 21.0 29 16.6
30+ 21 28.0 25 25.0 46 20.3
Gender       
Male 48 64.0 47 47.0 95 54.3
Female 27 36.0 53 53.0 80 45.7
Marital status      
Married 8 10.7 14 14.0 22 12.6
Separated 4 5.3 14 14.0 18 10.3
Never married 63 84.0 72 72.0 135 77.1
Education level      
None 12 16.0 11 11.0 23 13.1
Primary 32 42.7 35 35.0 67 38.3
Incomplete secondary 22 29.3 42 42.0 64 36.6
Complete secondary 9 12.0 12 12.0 21 12
*Epilepsy type      
Generalized 70 93.3 76 76.8 146 83.9
Partial 5 6.7 23 23.2 28 16.1
Type of therapy      
Mono therapy 28 37.3 8 8.0 36 20.6
Poly-therapy 47 62.7 92 92.0 139 79.4
Referral to hospital      
H/worker 13 17.3 53 53.5 66 37.9
Self-referral 46 61.3 46 46.5 92 52.9
Other 16 21.3 0 0.0 16 9.2
Duration on treatment      
3-12 months 19 25.3 47 47.0 66 37.7
More than 12 months 56 74.7 53 53.0 109 62.3
  1. *For epilepsy type - data was missing for one participant.