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Table 2 Illness related characteristics and delays in seeking treatment (n-118)

From: Is there a delay in seeking medical care after the first seizure in “resource limited settings”: a pilot study from Sri Lanka

Characteristic Number Percentage (%)
Seizure phenotype
 Generalized tonic–clonic 39 33.1
 Partial (complex) 40 33.9
 Partial (simple) 4 3.4
 Secondary generalization 31 26.3
 Other 4 3.4
Time lapse till medical attention after the first seizure
 Within 24 h 84 71.2
 Within 1 week 10 8.5
 One week to 1 month 10 8.5
 One month to 1 year 6 5.1
 More than a year 8 6.8
Time lapse still first specialist consultation after the first seizure (n-116)
 Within 24 h 62 53.4
 Within 1 week 9 7.6
 One week to 1 month 15 12.9
 One month to 1 year 12 10.4
 More than a year 18 15.6
Time lapse from first medical consultation to first EEG (n-108)
 Within 1 week 28 24.6
 One week to 1 month 44 38.6
 One month to 1 year 25 21.9
 More than a year 10 8.8
Time lapse from first medical consultation to first MRI (n-96)
 Within 1 week 16 14.8
 Within 1 month 39 36.1
 Within 1 year 25 23.2
 More than a year 16 14.8