Table 3

Selected data from surveys with available age- and sex-specific incidence for periods of clinical onset in EEA populations
Survey population No. cases Diagnostic criteria Incidence Stratified F/M Diagnostic delay Mid time point Latitude
Incidence period Crude F/M M-H ratio Months Year Degrees N
Person/years Adjusted Mean/median DD (1987-2000)
Reference Women Men Both
Lorraine 1658 Poser D,Pr, (NSO) 7.68 3.26 5.51 2.50 2.45 - 1996 49
1990-2002 7.76 3.16 5.43 (2.24-2.77)
30070439
Debouverie 2007 [31]
Reggio Emilia & Modena 105 Mc Alpine D,Pr (NSO) 2.37 0.99 1.70 2.58 2.55 - 1987.5 44.28
1985-1990 2.45 0.95 1.69 (1.68-3.97)
6061343
Guidetti 1995 [36]
United Kingdom 642 Poser D,Pr or MacDonald D,Pr (NSO) 7.42 3.44 5.47 2.26 2.24 - 1996.5 53.51
1993-2000 7.45 3.30 5.36 (1.91-2.67)
11745641
Alonso 2007 [48]
Catania 155 Poser CDPr,LSDPr 5.87 3.65 4.81 1.68 1.77 21 m 1994.5 37.3
1990-1999 6.02 3.58 4.84 (1.21-2.33)
3221760
Nicoletti 2005 [32]
Faroe Islands 43 Poser CD, LSD, or McDonald for one attack (separate criteria for PPMS forms) 5.51 5.21 4.32 1.82 1.59 - 1996.5 62.01
1986-2007 5.90 5.23 4.48 (0.99-3.35)
1019548
Joensen 2010 [40]
Västerbotten 133 Poser CDPr, LSDPr 6.73 3.69 5.21 1.94 1.83 - 1992.5 65.02
1988-1997 7.23 3.72 5.43 (1.36-2.77)
2551521
Sundström 2003 [37]
Ferrara 200 Poser D,Pr (NSO) 5.39 2.25 3.83 2.66 2.62 15.4 m (in 1990) 1996.5 44.5
1990-2003 5.77 2.18 3.96 (1.94-3.63) 6.1 m (in 2003)
4937521
Granieri 2007 [34]
San Marino 33 Poser D,Pr (NSO) 11.69 3.96 7.93 2.95 3.13 18.3 m (in 1990) 1997.5 43.56
1990-2005 10.46 3.80 7.25 (1.32-6.56) 1 m (in 2005)
415540
Granieri 2008 [35]
Catania 108 Poser CDPr,LSDPr 8.43 5.28 6.94 1.69 1.77 17 m 2002 37.3
2000-2004 8.72 5.24 6.96 (1.14-2.49)
1549580
Nicoletti 2011 [10]
French West Indies 130 2005 revised McDonald (NSO) 1.75 0.46 1.14 3.79 4.20 - 2000 15.2
1992-2007 1.71 0.44 1.12 (2.45-5.87)
11434927
Cabre 2009 [8]
Beta for F/M M-H in ordinates linear regression - - - - - - - -
All data sets 0.022 -0.029
(-0.006, 0.05) (-0.035, -0.022)
(French West Indies excluded) -0.026 -0.006
(-0.047, -0.006) (-0.014, 0.002)

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