Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients recruited to start DMT for the first time (n = 4871)

Female (%)

3644

(74.9)


RR MS (%)

4176

(85.8)


Age in years, mean (SD)

39.3

(9.1)


Years since diagnosis, mean (SD)

5.2

(5.8)


Years since onset, mean (SD)

8.5

(7.4)


Relapses in prior two years, mean (SD)

2.9

(1.2)


EDSS score, mean (SD)

3.4

(1.7)


DMT (%)

w

1982

(40.7)

x

857

(17.6)

y

1153

(23.7)

z

878

(18.0)


Pickin et al. BMC Neurology 2009 9:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-9-1

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