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Table 4 Distribution of family knowledge regarding febrile convulsions according to having child with FC

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

Had child with FC
Knowledge items No Yes P value
No % No %
FC is a type of epilepsy
Correct 253 35.5% 13 14.9% .001*
Incorrect 109 15.3% 35 40.2%
Do not know 351 49.2% 39 44.8%  
Anticonvulsant drugs are required for every child with FC
Correct 128 18.0% 6 6.9% .001*
Incorrect 162 22.7% 34 39.1%  
Do not know 423 59.3% 47 54.0%  
FC is rare after 5 years
Correct 117 16.4% 52 59.8%  
Incorrect 104 14.6% 4 4.6% .001*
Do not know 492 69.0% 31 35.6%  
It is necessary to restrain the child during convulsion
Correct 187 26.2% 20 23.0% .040*
Incorrect 145 20.3% 28 32.2%  
Do not know 381 53.4% 39 44.8%  
It is necessary to put a protective device into the mouth to prevent tongue injury during convulsion
Correct 422 59.2% 36 41.4% .001*
Incorrect 60 8.4% 16 18.4%  
Don’t know 231 32.4% 35 40.2%  
EEG or CT is necessary for every with FC
Correct 432 60.6% 33 37.9% .001*
Incorrect 26 3.6% 16 18.4%
Do not know 255 35.8% 38 43.7%  
Overall knowledge level
Poor 680 95.4% 73 84% .001*
Good 33 4.6% 14 16.1%  
  1. P Pearson χ2test
  2. *P < 0.05 (significant)