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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of PwMS on inclusion

From: Perceived needs and satisfaction with care in people with multiple sclerosis: A two-year prospective study

  n (%)
People with MS 219
Women 149 (68)
Age, years 47 (12, 20–75) *
Living with a partner 152 (69)
Working full or part time † 117 (58)
Disease course:  
   Relapsing remitting 127 (58)
   Secondary progressive 83 (38)
   Primary progressive 9 (4)
Disease severity:  
   EDSS normal, 0 1 (0.5)
   EDSS mild, 1–3.5 129 (59)
   EDSS moderate, 4–5.5 37 (17)
   EDSS severe, 6–9.5 52 (23.5)
Time lapse since diagnosis, years 14 (10, 0–44) *
Immunomodulatory treatment 182 (83)
  1. * mean (SD, range)
  2. † Working; used only for PwMS < 65 years of age, the customary age for retirement in Sweden