Table 2

Frequency table showing the knowledge score regarding epilepsy among adult residents of Debub Bench District of Bench Sheko Zone, SNNPR, August 2020

VariablesCategoriesFrequencyPer cent
Epilepsy is caused by a supernatural power (God).Yes35258.6
No24941.4
Epilepsy is caused by a brain defect.Yes34457.2
No25742.8
Epilepsy is a hereditary disease.Yes33054.9
No27145.1
Epilepsy results from an unknown origin.Yes36861.2
No23338.8
Epilepsy is an infectious disease.Yes35759.4
No24440.6
Stress causes some seizures.Yes35659.2
No24540.8
Epilepsy is a type of mental retardation.Yes35859.6
No24340.4
All people with epilepsy have similar symptoms.Yes36160.1
No24039.9
Epilepsy manifests as a brief loss of consciousness.Yes36059.9
No24140.1
Patients with epilepsy show only muscle twitching as a symptom of seizure.Yes30250.2
No29949.8
All people with epilepsy lose consciousness during epileptic seizures.Yes51986.4
No8213.6
Epilepsy is treatable with modern medicine.Yes49482.2
No10717.8
Patients with epilepsy take drug lifelong.Yes26844.6
No33355.4
Drugs to be successful must be taken regularly.Yes42771.0
No17429.0
Seizures are well controlled soon after starting regular.Yes41869.6
No18330.4
Seizures stop with antiepileptic drug and epilepsy is cured.Yes34557.4
No25642.6
No need to continue taking antiepileptic drugs if seizures have stopped.Yes34056.6
No26143.4
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