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Table 2 Description of psychosocial and clinical factors among rural residents, in Gedeo zone 2019 (n = 732)

From: Knowledge and attitude towards epilepsy among rural residents in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent (%)
Stigma related to epilepsy Yes 347 47.4
No 385 52.6
Social support Poor 451 61.6
Moderate 249 34.0
Strong 32 4.4
History of epilepsy Yes 54 7.4
No 678 92.6
Get help for illness Yes 12 1.6
No 720 98.4
Place of treatment Health institutions 2 16.7
Religious centers 7 58.3
Traditional healers 3 25.0
Reason not to get help No treatment 31 73.8
No money 1 2.4
Does not need treatment 10 23.8
Family history of epilepsy Yes 61 8.3
No 671 91.7
Family history of mental illness Yes 76 10.4
No 656 89.6
Previous history of head injury Yes 58 7.9
No 674 92.1