Table 1

Characteristics of Study Participants

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


    *p
< 0.01

Pugh et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-1

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