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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Clinical course and seizure outcome of idiopathic childhood epilepsy: determinants of early and long-term prognosis

  N %
Sex   
  Male 160 52,8
  Female 143 47,2
Age at seizure onset   
  1-4 years 86 28,4
  >4-6 years 65 21,5
  >6-9 years 89 29,4
  >9-12 years 55 18,2
  >12 years old 8 2,6
History of febrile seizures   
  No 247 81,5
  Yes 56 18,5
Family history of seizures   
  No 239 78.9
  Yes 64 21,1
History of migraine   
  No 254 83,8
  Yes 49 16,2
Sleep disorders   
  No 278 91,7
  Yes 25 8,3
Academic performance   
  Poor 32 10,6
  Average 65 21,5
  Good 187 61,7
  Excellent 19 6,3
Time elapsed between seizure onset and treatment with AEDs   
  No time 81 26,7
  6 months 170 56,1
  6-12 months 19 6,3
  >1 year 33 10,9
Number of episodes before onset of treatment   
  1-2 episodes 118 38,9
  3-5 episodes 81 26,7
  >5 episodes 104 34,3
Number of seizure types   
  One 265 87,5
  More than one 38 12,5
Status epilepticus   
  No 293 96,7
  Yes 10 3,3
EEG findings   
  Normal 29 9,6
  Abnormal background activity 12 4,0
  Focal discharges 154 50,8
  Generalized discharges 134 44,2
Neuroimaging   
  Normal 206 68,0
  Abnormal 10 3,3
  Not conducted 87 28,7