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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of epileptic patients attending Felegehiwot Referral Hospital epileptic clinic (n = 422), Bahirdar, Ethiopia, February 2019

From: Common mental disorders and its determinants among epileptic patients at an outpatient epileptic clinic in Felegehiwot Referral Hospital, Bahirdar, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Characters Classification Frequency Percent Have no mental distress N (%) Have mental distress N (%)
Sex Male 233 55.2 151 (64.8) 82 (35.2)
Female 189 44.8 120 (63.5) 69 (36.5)
Age 18–24 years 120 28.4 79 (65.8) 41 (34.2)
25–34 years 170 40.3 115 (67.6) 55 (32.4)
35–44 years 92 21.8 54 (58.7) 38 (41.3)
45 and above 40 9.5 17 (42.5) 13 (57.5)
Marital Status Married 229 54.3 150 (65.5) 79 (34.5)
Single 176 41.7 111 (63) 65 (37)
Divorce/separate/widowed 17 4 10 (58.8) 7 (41.2)
Religion Orthodox 128 30.3 75 (58.6) 53 (41.4)
Muslim 264 62.6 177 (67) 87 (33)
Protestant 29 6.9 19 (65.5) 11 (34.5)
Address Urban 266 63.0 171 (64.3) 95 (35.7)
Rural 156 37.0 100 (64) 56 (36)
Educational Status Illiterate 54 12.8 36 (66.7) 18 (33.3)
Can read and write 71 16.8 42 (59) 29 (41)
Primary 78 18.5 49 (62.8) 29 (37.2)
Secondary 146 34.6 103 (70.5) 43 (29.5)
College and above 73 17.3 41 (56) 32 (44)
Occupational Status Farmer 108 25.6 69 (63.9) 39 (45.1)
Gov’ t employers 97 23.0 63 (64.9) 34 (35.1)
Self-employee 101 23.9 64 (63.4) 37 (36.6)
Student 93 22.0 60 (64.5) 33 (35.5)
Other 23 5.5 15 (65.2) 8 (34.8)
Monthly income < 700 215 50.9 193 (78.8) 22 (20.2)
700–1499 24 5.7 22 (91.7) 2 (8.3)
> 1500 183 43.4 163 (89) 20 (11)