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Table 1 Characteristics of the pregnant women recruited in to the study

From: Obstetric outcomes and effects on babies born to women treated for epilepsy during pregnancy in a resource limited setting: a comparative cohort study

  Study group (n = 96) Controls n = 53
  Mean (SD) Range Mean (SD)
Age of the mother (years) 28 (5.32) 18–38 28.9 (6.3)
POG at recruitment (weeks) 22.45 (10.0) 6–38
Parity (mode) 1 1–5 1
Consanguinity (n, %) 2 (2.0) 5 (9.4)
Duration of epilepsy (years) 15.21 (8.86) 0–35
Number of antiepileptic drugs used 1.64 1–4
Exposure to teratogens
 Smoking 0   0
Passive Smoking (%, n) 9.3 (9)   3.77 (2)
Alcohol (%, n) 1 (1)   0 (0)
Comorbidities (%, n)
 Diabetes & GDM 4.1 (4)   5 (9.61)
 Hypertension & PIH 4.1 (4)  
 Valvular heart disease 6.2 (6)  
 Bronchial asthma 9.3 (9)  
 Hypothyroidism 2 (2)  
 Systemic lupus erythematosus 1 (1)  
 Othersa 5 (5.2)   1 (1.93)
  1. POG Period of Gestation, GDM Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, PIH Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
  2. apsychiatric illnesses, beta thalassemia, migraine, anemia, urinary tract infection