Table 3

Age-specific and gender-specific prevalence of MS using GPRD alone and GPRD with HES (1997–2010)

GPRD data where HES availableGPRD plus HES
Patients (thousands)CasesPrevalence (/105)CasesPrevalence (/105)
Male
 Under 10894.650.550.5
 10–191209.3332.7403.3
 20–291055.623021.723722.4
 30–391389.2113881.9116683.9
 40–491514.52255148.82341154.5
 50–591368.82959216.13146229.8
 60–691073.62182203.22337217.6
 70–79719.5882122.51054146.4
80–89327.115045.824474.5
90 Plus48.1816.61633.2
 Total9600.29842102.510 586110.2
Female
 Under 10855.200.080.9
 10–191096.6222.0343.1
 20–29960.149851.854957.1
 30–391340.03392253.13488260.2
 40–491464.26541446.76724459.2
 50–591341.17845584.98153607.9
 60–691092.55040461.35415495.6
 70–79856.72014235.02292267.5
 80–89544.6563103.3755138.6
 90 Plus139.54230.16043.0
 Total9690.625 957267.827 478283.5
  • GPRD, General Practice Research Database; HES, Hospital Episode Statistics; MS, multiple sclerosis.