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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients included in the study.

From: Seizure control in patients with epilepsy: the physician vs. medication factors

Age in years (median, range) 43 (21–83)
Female (%) 54.5
Black (%) 14.0
Age at the seizure onset in years (median, range) 10 (0–81)
Epilepsy duration in years (median, range) 30.5 (2–66)
Epilepsy type  
   Generalized, including symptomatic generalized epilepsy (%) 34.8
   Focal onset (%) 57.3
   Unknown (%) 7.9
Duration of treatment by an epilepsy specialist in years (median, range) 6 (1–29)
Duration of treatment by physician(s) other than epilepsy specialist in years (median, range) 22 (1–62)
Average number of seizures/month prior to treatment by an epilepsy specialist (median, range) 4 (0–3000)
Average number of seizures/month over the last 12 months (median, range; the "seizure freedom" variable) 1 (0–300)
Seizure-free at the time of the initial visit (%) 10.1
Seizure-free at the time of the last visit (%) 26.4
Psychiatric comorbidities (%) 33.7
Neurologic comorbidities (%) 75.8
   Stroke 7.9
   Tumor 6.7
   Trauma 6.2
   Cerebral palsy/mental retardation/developmental delay 46.6
   Other neurologic comorbidities 30.3
MRI ever done (%) 74.7
DEXA done (%) 28.7
Receiving bone replacement therapy (%) 39.9
Patients with falls (%) 7.3
Patients with fractures (%) 6.7
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