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Table 3 Distribution of family attitude towards febrile convulsions according to having child with FC

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

Had child with FC
Attitude items No Yes P value
No % No %
FC is due to possession by spirits
Disagree 443 62.1% 70 80.5%  
Neutral 234 32.8% 14 16.1% .003*
Agree 36 5.0% 3 3.4%  
FC attack is a life-threatening event
Disagree 118 16.5% 24 27.6%  
Neutral 245 34.4% 17 19.5% .005*
Agree 350 49.1% 46 52.9%  
FC can cause brain damage which affects the child’s mental and intellectual development in the future
Disagree 82 11.5% 16 18.4% .043*
Neutral 254 35.6% 21 24.1%  
Agree 377 52.9% 50 57.5%  
Herbal remedies can help to manage FC
Disagree 414 58.1% 67 77.0% .003*
Neutral 258 36.2% 18 20.7%  
Agree 41 5.8% 2 2.3%  
More attention and care are needed for a child with FC
Disagree 21 2.9% 5 5.7% .284
Neutral 81 11.4% 12 13.8%  
Agree 611 85.7% 70 80.5%  
It is shameful to have a child with FC
Disagree 625 87.7% 82 94.3%  
Neutral 67 9.4% 5 5.7% .129
Agree 21 2.9% 0 0.0%  
  1. P Pearson χ2 test
  2. *P < 0.05 (significant)