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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of participants

From: Anxiety and depression among epilepsy patients in low-risk areas for COVID-19 in the northern part of Guizhou Province, China, during the COVID-19 pandemic

Characteristics Epilepsy patients
n = 200
mean ± SD Healthy controls
n = 200
mean ± SD χ2 p
  n %   n %    
Age, years    29.73 ± 10.62    29.53 ± 12.37 3.378 0.497
 14–23 67 33.50   70 35.00    
 24–33 77 38.50   65 32.50    
 34–43 28 14.00   25 12.50    
 44–53 22 11.00   31 15.50    
  ≥ 53 6 3.00   9 4.50    
Sex        0.501 0.479
 Male 89 44.50   82 39.5    
 Female 111 55.50   118 60.5    
Degree of education        3.112 0.375
 Primary school 17 8.50   13 6.50    
 Junior middle school 120 60.00   111 55.50    
 High school 60 30.00   69 34.50    
 College or above 3 1.50   7 3.50    
Ethnic group        0.858 0.354
 Han ethnicity 162 81.00   169 84.50    
 Minority 38 19.00   31 15.50    
Number of seizures in the past month
 0 126 63       
  ≤ 3 52 26       
 >3 22 11       
Epilepsy type         
 Generalized 36        
 Focal 148        
 Unclassified 16        
Total number of ASM         
 1 130 65       
 >1 70 35