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Table 1 Characteristics of Study Participants

From: The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure

  All Neurology Only N (%) Shared care N (%) Primary Care Only N (%)
Total 311 203 (65.27) 77 (24.76) 31 (9.97)
Sex     
Female 181 (58.20) 114 (56.16) 50 (64.94) 17 (54.84)
Male 130 (41.80) 89 (43.84) 27 (35.06) 14 (45.16)
Age     
18-49 194 (62.38) 131 (64.53) 46 (59.74) 17 (54.84)
50-64 80 (25.72) 46 (22.66) 24 (31.17) 10 (32.26)
65+ 37 (11.90) 26 (12.81) 7 (9.09) 4 (12.90)
Race/Ethnicity     
White 147 (47.27) 112 (55.17)* 27 (35.06)* 8 (25.81)*
African American 133 (42.77) 70 (34.48)* 42 (54.55)* 21 (67.74)*
Other 31 (9.97) 21 (10.34) 8 (10.39) 2 (6.45)
Education     
   Less than high school 50 (16.29) 28 (13.86) 13 (17.33) 9 (30.00)
   High school graduate 91 (29.64) 63 (31.19) 23 (30.67) 5 (16.67)
   Some college 93 (30.29) 57 (28.22) 23 (30.67) 13 (43.33)
   College graduate 73 (23.78) 54 (26.73) 16 (21.33) 3 (10.00)
New-Onset Epilepsy 65 (20.90) 45 (21.17) 16 (20.78) 4 (12.90)
Number of Epilepsy Medications (Last clinic visit)     
0 32 (10.29) 19 (9.36) 7 (9.09) 6 (19.35)
1 166 (53.38) 109 (53.69) 41 (53.25) 16 (51.61)
2 76 (24.44) 51 (25.12) 19 (24.68) 6 (19.35)
3 or more 37 (11.90) 24 (11.83) 10 (12.99) 3 (9.68)
No Antiepileptic Drug Change 207 (65.56) 133 (65.52) 46 (59.74) 28 (90.32)
Continued seizures 147 (47.27) 90 (44.33)* 51 (66.23) 6 (19.35)*
Education is self-reported     
  1. *p < 0.01