Table 1

Demographic data of multiple sclerosis patients in the combined areas of Aberdeen city, Orkney and Shetland

DemographicsAll patientsMenWomen
No of cases (n (%))590170 (29)420 (71)
Age (years) (mean (SD))52.5 (12.8)53.8 (12.8)51.9 (12.8)
Type of MS (n (%))
 Relapse–remitting294 (50)72 (42)222 (53)
 Secondary progressive237 (40)71 (42)166 (40)
 Primary progressive59 (10)27 (16)32 (7)
Age at diagnosis (years) (mean (SD))39.3 (11.0)40.9 (10.9)38.7 (11.1)
Age at onset (first symptoms) (years) (mean (SD))33.2 (11.0)34.7 (11.3)32.6 (10.9)
Disease duration from first symptoms (years) (mean (SD))19.4 (12.4)19.1 (13.2)19.3 (12.1)
Disease duration from diagnosis (years) (mean (SD))13.2 (10.5)12.9 (10.7)13.3 (10.4)
EDSS from records (n=590)
 Score (median (IQR))5.0 (0–7)6.0 (2–6.5)3.5 (1–6.5)
EDSS patient reported (n=327)
 Score (median (IQR))5.5 (1–6.5)5.75 (0–6.5)5.5 (0–7)
  • See table S3 (available online only) for details on EDSS.

  • EDSS, Expanded Disability Status Scale; MS, multiple sclerosis.