Table 1 Change in EDSS scores between 1985 and 2005
EDSS score 1985EDSS score 2005
0–33.5–5.56–7.58.0–9.5MS-related deathUnknownNon-MS-related deathTotal
0–38 (11.4)10 (14.3)17 (24.3)8 (11.4)10 (14.3)9 (12.9)8 (11.4)70
3.5–5.51 (1.4)7 (9.6)17 (23.3)11 (15.1)14 (19.2)5 (6.8)18 (24.7)73
6–7.51 (1.4)0 (0)5 (6.8)12 (16.2)27 (36.5)6 (8.1)23 (31.1)74
8.0–9.50 (0)0 (0)0 (0)6 (8.3)45 (62.5)0 (0)21 (29.2)72
Unknown7 (7.8)6 (6.7)5 (5.6)2 (2.2)27 (30.0)22 (24.4)21 (23.3)90
Total17 (4.5)23 (6.1)44 (11.6)39 (10.3)123 (32.5)42 (11.1)91 (24.0)379
  • EDSS, Expanded Disability Status Scale; MS, multiple sclerosis.

  • Values are expressed with percentage values in parentheses.