Table 1

Characteristics of the study sample
Exposed to GA * (#17) Non exposed to GA (# 202) p
Age at conception, mean (SD) years 31.8 (3.7) 31.8 (5.1) 0.987
Education, mean (SD) years 13.3 (3.8) 13.2 (3.6) 0.937
Disease duration, mean (SD) years 8.3 (4.6) 6.8 (5.5) 0.308
EDSS at conception, mean (SD) 2.0 (1.4) 1.3 (0.8) 0.002
Previous abortion (#,%) 1 (5.9) 18 (8.9) 0.670
Previous pregnancy (#,%) 3 (17.6) 33 (16.4) 0.845
Smoking during pregnancy (#,%) 2 (11.8) 15 (7.5) 0.525

*Mean duration of exposure: 4.9 ± 2.8 weeks.

GA: Glatiramer Acetate; SD: Standard Deviations; EDSS: Expanded Disability Status Scale.

Giannini et al.

Giannini et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:124   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-124

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