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Table 2 Response rates of the patients during KD treatment

From: Efficacy and tolerability of ketogenic diet therapy in 55 Chinese children with drug-resistant epilepsy in Northwest China

KD was continued (range − 1.7 months-45.4 months) At 1 month
n = 55
At 3 months
n = 51
At 6 months
n = 39
At 12 months
n = 24
Seizure free
(n = 15, 27.3%)
10.9% (6/55) 23.5% (12/51) 28.2% (11/39) 37.5% (9/24)
> 90% reduction
(n = 22, 40.0%)
14.5% (8/55) 31.4% (16/51) 35.9% (14/39) 50.0% (12/24)
> 50% reduction
(n = 32, 58.2%)
16.4% (9/55) 39.2% (20/51) 43.6% (17/39) 62.5% (15/24)