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Table 1 Demographic and socio-cultural characteristics of patients with epilepsy (N = 110)

From: Behaviour and therapeutic itinerary of epileptic patients in Marrakech city and surrounding regions in South Morocco

Variables N (frequency %)
Sex
  Male 56 (50.9)
  Female 54 (49.1)
Age distribution
  0–15 14 (12.7)
  16–30 50 (45.5)
  31–45 27 (24.5)
  46–60 13 (11.8)
  > 61 6 (5.5)
Marital status
  Single 72 (65.5)
  Married 31(28.2)
  Divorced or widowed 7 (6.3)
Level of education
  Low level instruction a 36 (32.7)
  Average level b 58 (52.7)
  Higher level c 16 (14.5)
Epileptics in the family of respondents
  Children 4 (14.2)
  Parents 5 (17.9)
  Siblings
Cousin-uncle
5 (17.9)
14 (50.0)
Education level of parents
  The two illiterates 45 (47.4)
  One of the two educated 16 (16.8)
  The two educated 34 (35.8)
Socio-professional
  Unemployed patients 40 (36.4)
  Housewives 21 (19.1)
  Students 18 (16.4)
  Officials and liberal professions 11 (10.0)
  Workers or Executing Agents 17 (15.5)
  Retired 3 (2.6)
  1. aLow level (illiterate) and Koranic
  2. bAverage level (Primary and secondary school: between 7 and 9 years of education)
  3. cHigher-level (High school, university and postgraduate: more than 9 years of education)