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Table 2 Febrile convulsions related data with family concern and practice, Eastern region, Saudi Arabia

From: Perspectives of febrile convulsions among parents: a local cross-sectional study

FC related data No %
Had child with FC
No 713 89.1%
Yes 87 10.9%
Age of first FC attack (n = 87)
6–12 ms 35 40.2%
1–2 years 18 20.7%
2-3 years 24 27.6%
3–5 years 10 11.5%
Child gender (n = 87)
Male 35 40.2%
Female 52 59.8%
FC was repeated (n = 87)
Yes 32 36.8%
No 55 63.2%
What made you worry after having child with FC (n = 87)
Nothing made me afraid 4 4.6%
Fear of being fevered again 35 40.2%
Fear of potential brain damage that affect the child's development 36 41.4%
Fear of risk of subsequent epilepsy 25 28.7%
Fear of that siblings will have FC too 13 14.9%
Fear that the child will die 35 40.2%
First behavior during FC attack (n = 87)
Try to lower the child's body temperature 22 25.3%
Place the child on his/her side 8 9.2%
Rush the child to a doctor 44 50.6%
Suck discharge from the child’s nose and mouth 6 6.9%
Shake and rouse the convulsing child 4 4.6%
Protect the child on a soft and safe surface 1 1.1%
Attempt mouth-to-mouth resuscitation 2 2.3%
What directed you to do such behavior during FC (n = 87)
I acted unconsciously 50 57.5%
Physician 15 17.2%
Social media 4 4.6%
Books 4 4.6%
Previous experience with family member 5 5.7%
Others 9 10.3%