Table 1

A randomised study on the effectiveness of prophylactic phenytoin for preventing post-traumatic seizure: patients clinical demographics

TotalPhenytoinNon-phenytoinP value
N=94N=47N=47
Age, mean (SD)34.4 (17.5)37.0 (18.5)31.8 (16.2)0.789
Age group, N (%)0.6
 15 and below17 (18.1)8 (17.0)9 (19.1)
 Above 1577 (81.9)39 (83.0)38 (80.9)
Gender, N (%)
 Male77 (81.9)38 (80.9)39 (83.0)0.789
 Female17 (18.1)9 (19.1)8 (17.0)
Head injury severity, N (%)
 Severe19 (20.2)10 (21.3)9 (19.1)0.806
 Moderate20 (21.3)9 (19.1)11 (23.4)
 Mild55 (58.5)28 (59.6)27 (57.5)
Cranial CT scan, N (%)
 Yes56 (59.6)29 (61.7)27 (57.4)0.752
 No38 (40.4)18 (38.3)20 (42.6)