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Table 1 General characteristics: MS vs non-MS

From: Physical and mental health comorbidity is common in people with multiple sclerosis: nationally representative cross-sectional population database analysis

  MS (>25yrs) Non-MS (>25yrs) Significance p
n (%) n (%)
Total 3,826 1,268,859  
Gender (% female) 2,767 (72.3) 647,836 (51.1) p<0.0001
Mean age (SD) 53.4 (12.8) 51.2 (16.6) p<0.0001
Mean deprivation (SD) -0.64 (3.0) -0.2 (3.3) p<0.0001
Age group    
25-44 1018 (26.6) 507371 (40.0) p<0.0001
45-64 2083 (54.4) 471044 (37.1) p<0.0001
65-84 685 (17.9) 253915 (20.0) p=0.0006
85+ 40 (1.0) 36529 (2.9) p<0.0001
Carstair’s deprivation Quintile (min-max score)    
Q1 least deprived 813 (21.2) 243545 (19.2) p=0.0006
Q2 889 (23.2) 274878 (21.7) p=0.009
Q3 913 (23.9) 289037 (22.8) p=0.06
Q4 687 (18.0) 241207 (19.0) p=0.049
Q5 most deprived 524 (13.7) 220192 (17.4) p<0.0001