Table 2

Prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Italy

Area Year Rate per
100000
95% CI Diagnostic
criteria
Valle d'Aosta8 198538.428–51a
Pordenone22 198751.534–75b
Reggio Emilia and Modena9 199039.434–46c
Ferrara6 198146.140–53b
Ferrara11 199368.360–77a
San Marino23 198251.626–92b
Macerata24 198837.531–45a
Ascoli Piceno24 198842.836–50a
Pescara25 199021.515–26a
Chieti25 199022.017–27a
Northwestern Sardinia10 1991102.692–115a
Caltanissetta7 198651.135–72a
Monreale12 199172.443–113a
Present study199653.045–62a
  • a=Poser et al,14b=Allison and Millar,26 c=McAlpine et al.27