Table 1

Age and sex specific prevalence rates of multiple sclerosis in the L'Aquila district on the prevalence day (31 December 1996)

Age (y)MenWomenTotal
NoRate/10595% CINoRate/10595% CINoRate/10595% CI
0–1414.00.7–22.914.20.7–23.924.11.1–15.1
15–24733.116.0–68.3733.916.4–69.91433.519.9–56.2
25–341568.241.3–112.538173.7126.6–238.353120.892.4–158.0
35–441153.029.6–94.833164.8117.4–231.444107.980.4–144.8
45–541594.457.2–155.61487.352.0–146.52990.863.2–130.4
55–64212.03.3–43.81051.828.1–95.31233.419.1–58.3
65+28.72.4–31.626.21.7–22.847.32.8–18.7
Total5336.728.1–48.010568.456.5–82.815853.045.4–62.0