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Table 2 Clinical and medications variables among the studied samples

From: Personality traits in patients with refractory versus non-refractory epilepsy

  Refractory epilepsy Unrefractory epilepsy p value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age at onset 17.78 ± 8.33 20.89 ± 8.11 0.076
Duration of illness (years) 19.09 ± 6.83 18.07 ± 9.52 0.56
Duration of therapy (years) 18.38 ± 6.85 17.27 ± 9.39 0.523
Seizure frequency (per year) 36.36 ± 32.88 10.16 ± 5.29 < 0.001**
Medications
 Monotherapy 1(2.2%) 40(88.9%) < 0.001**
 Polytherapy 44(97.8%) 5(11.1%)
EEG
 Mild 24(53.3%) 38(84.4%) < 0.001**
 Moderate 10(22.2%) 7(15.6%)
 Sever 11(24.4%) 0(0%)