TABLE 1

18th-Century century Descriptive Statistics for Children With Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disability

VariableEpilepsyNeuromuscular Disability
Mean (SD) age at admission, y12 (4)10 (6)
Male, %4049
Inpatient, %2323
Outpatient, %7777
Cured, %6747
Relieved, %1326
Incurable or died, %812
Nonattendance or self-discharged, %1215
Median (interquartile range) duration of illness before admission (mo)6 (1–24)5 (2–9)
Median (interquartile range) duration of stay as inpatient (days)60 (29–112)95 (35–143)
Newcastle year 1779, % of total cases1314
Northampton years 1756–1757, % of total cases215
Manchester year 1756, % of total cases2137
Chester year 1756, % of total cases3835
Bristol years 1756 and 1779, % of total cases89