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Table 2 Clinical 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

Variables Category Frequency Percent
Number of seizure attack the last 30 days 1–2 40 9.5
3–12 7 1.7
Never 375 88.9
Duration on AED medication < 5 years 197 46.7
5–10 years 119 28.2
> 10 years 106 25.1
Epileptic fits Yes 42 9.9
No 380 90.1
History of chronic medical illness Yes 15 3.6
No 407 96.4
Lifetime substance use Yes 186 44.1
No 236 55.9
Substance use in the last 30 days Yes 94 22.3
No 328 77.7
Alcohol misuse CAGE ≥ 2 36 8.5
CAGE < 2 386 91.5
Nicotine dependence Yes (FTND ≥ 1) 30 7.1
No (FTND < 1) 392 92.9
Medication adherence Low 394 93.4
Intermediate 24 5.7
High adherence 4 0.9
Family history of mental illness Yes 7 1.7
No 415 98.3
Social support Poor 82 19.4
Moderate 254 60.2
High 86 20.4
  1. CAGE Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty feeling and Eye opener; FTND Fagerstrom Test of Nicotine Dependence