Table 2

Crude and age–gender standardised prevalence rates of multiple sclerosis patients in the combined areas of Aberdeen city, Orkney and Shetland

Age (years)CasesLocal population 2009Scottish 2009 populationCrude prevalence per 100 000 (95% CI)Standardised prevalence per 100 000 (95% CI)
All patients
 0–14035 872850 4770 (-)
 15–24435 645684 94711 (3 to 29)
 25–4416076 8401 390 692208 (177 to 234)
 45–6432364 0111 399 372505 (451 to 563)
 65–747218 854469 991382 (299 to 481)
 75+3116 880398 521184 (125 to 261)
 Total590248 1025 194 000238 (219 to 258)248 (229 to 269)
Men
 0–14018 563435 4390 (-)
 15–24217 254349 68412 (1 to 42)
 25–444040 705682 33298 (70 to 134)
 45–649232 997679 452279 (225 to 342)
 65–74248855217 419271 (174 to 403)
 75+126397150 962188 (97 to 328)
 Total170124 7712 515 288136 (117 to 158)142 (127 to 158)
Women
 0–14017 309415 0380 (-)
 15–24218 391335 26311 (1 to 39)
 25–4412036 135708 360332 (275 to 397)
 45–6423131 014719 920745 (652 to 847)
 65–74489999252 572480 (354 to 636)
 75+1910 483247 559181 (109 to 283)
 Total420123 331267 8712341 (309 to 375)348 (338 to 386)