Table 1

Characteristics of the individuals included in the study
Overall MS patients RRMS SPMS PPMS Control individuals
Gender (females/males) 203/90 115/44 59/32 29/14 221/97
Age (mean ± SD) 43.9 ± 11.4 40.0 ± 10.5 47.2 ± 9.9 54.4 ± 10.2 43.7 ± 12.4
Age at onset (mean ± SD) 32.8 ± 10.9 29.5 ± 8.5 34.9 ± 11.8 43.4 ± 11.6 --
Disease duration (mean ± SD) 11.1 ± 7.9 10.5 ± 8.2 12.3 ± 9.3 11.0 ± 7.7 --
Expanded disability status scale 4.7 ± 2.2 2.9 ± 1.5 6.0 ± 1.3 6.8 ± 0.9 --
Progression index (EDSS/MS duration) 0.5 ± 0.4 0.3 ± 0.2 0.6 ± 0.5 0.7 ± 0.4 --

García-Martín et al.

García-Martín et al. BMC Neurology 2013 13:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-34

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