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Table 1 Distribution of participants by socio-demographic and clinical characteristics at public hospitals of Wollega zone, 2018 (n = 392)

From: Health-related quality of life and associated factors among epileptic patients on treatment follow up at public hospitals of Wollega zones, Ethiopia, 2018

Variables Frequency Percentage
Gender
 Female 189 48.2
 Male 203 51.8
Ethnicity
 Oromo 320 81.6
 Amhara 54 13.8
 Gurage 5 1.3
 Tigre 4 1.0
 Others 9 2.3
 Total 392 100
Age
 18–24 125 31.9
 25–34 147 37.5
 35–44 68 17.3
 ≥ 45 52 13.3
 Total 392 100
Religion
 Muslim 42 10.7
 Orthodox 89 22.7
 Protestant 226 57.7
 Catholic 27 6.9
 Others 8 2.0
 Total 392 100
Marital status
 Married 145 37.0
 Unmarried 226 57.7
 Widowed 11 2.0
 Divorced 10 2.6
 Total 392 100
Educational status
 No formal education 44 11.2
 Grade 1–8 105 26.8
 Grade 9–10 108 27.6
 Diploma 64 16.3
 Degree and above 71 18.1
 Total 392 100
Occupational status
 Gov’t employee 68 17.3
 Student 61 15.6
 Farmer 147 37.5
 Merchant 69 17.6
 Daily laborers 36 9.2
 Others 11 2.8
 Total 392 100
Residence
 Urban 66 16.8
 Rural 326 83. 2
 Total 392 100
Monthly income
 ≤ 500 67 17.1
 501–1000 124 31.6
 1001–1500 68 17.3
 1501–2000 34 8.7
 ≥ 2001 99 25.3
 Total 392 100
Duration of disease (years)
 < 2 25 6.4
 2–5 106 27.0
 6–10 113 28.8
 > 10 148 37.8
 Total 392 100
Type of epilepsy
 Generalized 193 49.2
 Focal 199 50.8
 Total 392 100
Type of therapy
 Monotherapy 260 66.3
 Polytherapy 132 33.7
 Total 392 100
Adverse drug reaction
 Yes 182 46.4
 No 210 53.6
 Total 392 100
Co-morbidity of anxiety
 Yes 116 29.6
 No 276 70.4
 Total 392 100
Co-morbidity of depression
 Yes 46 11.7
 No 346 88.3
 Total 392 100
Perceived social stigma
 Yes 132 33.7
 No 260 66.3
 Total 392 100
Frequency of seizure
 One per week 163 41.6
 One per month 133 33.9
 One per year 60 15.3
 None in past year 36 9.2
 Total 392 100