Table 2

Comparison between administrative database and GPs’ epileptic population characteristics

ARs (+) (n=95)GPs (n=71)
Age
Mean (SD)47.5 (22.3)45.3 (22.6)
Range2–962–89
Sex
F5139
M4432
Number of AEDs
17943
21317
327
413
 >501
Carbamazepine3126
Phenytoin22
Phenobarbital2023
Barbexaclone41
Clobazam4
Clonazepam64
Etosuccimide1
Felbamate
Gabapentin11
Lamotrigine24
Levetiracetam512
Oxcarbazepine45
Pregabalin41
Primidone11
Tiagabine
Topiramate14
Valproate3326
Valpromide
Vigabatrin12
Zonisamide
  • For each antiepileptic drug, the differences can be explained by the number of false positives and/or false negatives.

  • AEDs, antiepileptic drugs; AR, administrative records; GPs, general practitioners.