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Table 2 Demographics and characteristics of the enrolled children

From: Intermittent oral levetiracetam reduced recurrence of febrile seizure accompanied with epileptiform discharge: a pilot study

Variable Total N = 19 Simple N = 13 Complicated N = 6 Values P value (two-sided)
Gender (No.)
 Male 15 11 4   
 Female 4 2 2 0.7961 0.5572
Onset age (months)
 Range 3–52 3–37 5.5–52   
 M (Q1–Q3) 19(11–27) 19(13.5–24.5) 17.5(8.9–37.8) -0.0443 0.9654
Onset age (No.)
 < 18 months 8 5 3   
 > 18 months 11 8 3 0.2241 1.0002
Course of disease (months)
 Range 3–51 3–51 8–50   
 M (Q1–Q3) 17(8–36) 12(5–26) 34.5(9.5–47.4) -1.3183 0.1884
FS frequency before enrollment (No.)
 Range 2–10 2–10 3–7   
 M (Q1–Q3) 3(3–5) 3(2.5–4.5) 4(3–6.3) -0.9043 0.3664
Epileptiform discharges on EEG (No.)
 Focal 12 10 2   
 Generalized 7 3 4 3.3521 0.1292
Family convulsion history (No.)
 Yes 11 6 5   
 No 8 7 1 2.3281 0.1772
  1. 1χ2 value
  2. 2Fisher exact test
  3. 3Z value
  4. 4Wilcoxon rank-sums test