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Table 2 Variables found to correlate with the first 1-year and 2-year remissions in multivariate Cox proportional hazard analysis

From: The long-term prognosis and predictors of epilepsy: a retrospective study in 820 patients

Variables 1- year remission 2 - year remission
HR 95% CI P-value HR 95% CI P-value
Seizure frequency    <  0.001    <  0.001
  ≥ 1 /month ref    ref   
  <  1 /month 1.48 1.23–1.77   1.58 1.27–1.98  
Number of AEDs at first arrival    0.002    0.008
 0 ref    ref   
 1 0.81 0.66–0.99 0.037 0.75 0.58–0.95 0.019
  ≥ 2 0.65 0.51–0.83 <  0.001 0.65 0.49–0.87 0.004
EEG results    <  0.001    0.019
 Normal 1.00    1.00   
 Abnormal 0.66 0.54–0.82 <  0.001 0.73 0.57–0.95 0.017
 Not available 0.58 0.44–0.77 <  0.001 0.65 0.46–0.92 0.014
Type of epilepsy    <  0.001    <  0.001
 Idiopathic ref    ref   
 Symptomatic 0.49 0.37–0.63 <  0.001 0.49 0.35–0.67 <  0.001
 Cryptogenic 0.73 0.57–0.92 0.009 0.67 0.50–0.90 0.007
  1. HR hazard ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence intervals, ref reference for odds ratio