Table 1

Clinical data of MS patients from the 6 MS centres; counts, means and (standard deviations)

MS centre

1

2

3

4

5

6

All centres


RR/SP/PP

104/37/7

97/68/44

74/34/8

62/34/22

19/28/2

32/26/12

388/227/95


Age

43(10)

49(11)

43(10)

45(10)

43(10)

44(11)

45(11)


Age at onset

31(10)

36(10)

32(10)

32(8)

29(10)

34(10)

33(10)


Disease duration

12(8)

14(8)

11(8)

13(8)

14(9)

10(6)

12(8)


EDSS

3.5(2.3)

5(2.3)

4.4(2.2)

5.7(1.5)

4.5(1.9)

4.4(2.2)

4.4(2.2)


MSSS

4.1(2.9)

6(2.7)

5.4(2.7)

4.8(1.7)

6.1()

5.3(2.6)

5.3(2.6)


p < 0.001 for all parameters except disease duration (p = 0.022).

RR: relapsing-remitting; SP: secondary progressive; PP: primary progressive

Bastianello et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:132   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-132

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