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Table 5 Variables found to correlate with drug-resistance in the logistic-regression analysis

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

Variables OR (95% CI) P-value
Seizure frequency, ≥ 1 /month 2.62 (1.85–3.73) <  0.001
Number of AEDs at first arrival   <  0.001
 0 ref  
 1 2.80 (1.82–4.30) <  0.001
  ≥ 2 4.24 (2.69–6.67) <  0.001
EEG results at first arrival   <  0.001
 Normal ref  
 Epileptiform abnormality 3.13 (2.05–4.78) <  0.001
 Not available 2.75 (1.59–4.73) <  0.001
Type of epilepsy   <  0.001
 Idiopathic ref  
 Symptomatic 4.70 (2.74–8.07) <  0.001
 Cryptogenic 2.26 (1.34–3.82) 0.002
  1. ref reference for odds ratio