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Table 1 Distribution of participants by their socio-demographic and clinical characteristics at University of Gondar Hospital, 2014 (n = 405)

From: Depression among people with epilepsy in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional institution based study

Characteristics Number Percent
Sex
 Male 255 63
 Female 150 37
Age
 18–24 165 40.7
 25–34 123 30.4
 35–44 87 21.5
 ≥45 30 7.4
Educational status
 Can’t read and write 117 28.9
 Primary 195 48.1
 Secondary 51 12.6
 College and above 42 10.4
Religion
 Orthodox 372 91.9
 Muslim 33 8.1
Marital status
 Married 246 60.7
 Single 117 28.9
 Divorced/widowed 42 10.3
Ethnicity
 Amhara 384 94.8
 Tiger 21 5.2
Employment
 Government 27 6.7
 Private 240 59.2
 Student 66 17.8
 Unemployed 72 16.3
Residence
 Rural 192 47.4
 Urban 213 52.6
Social support
 High 249 61.4
 Moderate 93 23
 Low 63 15.6
Perceived stress
 Low 189 46.7
 High 216 53.3
Age at onset of disease in year
 <6 18 4.4
 6–11 45 11.1
 12–17 111 27.4
 18–24 111 27.4
 25–34 75 18.5
 ≥35 45 11.1
Duration of the disease
 <1 39 9.6
 2–5 144 35.6
 6–10 117 28.9
 ≥11 105 25.9
Seizure frequency per year
 0 84 20.7
 1–11 per year 291 71.8
 ≥12 per year 30 7.4
Therapy (number of drug)
 Mono-pharmacy 309 76.3
 Poly-pharmacy 96 23.7
Difficulties of adherence to AEDs
 Yes 132 32.6
 No 273 67.4
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 18 4.4
 No 387 95.6