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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the MS study group

From: A personalized, intense physical rehabilitation program improves walking in people with multiple sclerosis presenting with different levels of disability: a retrospective cohort

Variable Mean (S.E)
Entire group (n = 312) Mild disability (EDSS range <4.5) (n = 87) Moderate disability (EDSS range 4.5-5.5) (n = 104) Severe disability (EDSS 6.0-6.5) (n = 121)
Age (years) 44.6 (0.7) 42.4 (1.3) 43.0 (1.1) 47.7 (1.0)
Gender     
Female (n, %) 205, 65.7% 56, 64.4% 72, 69.2% 77, 63.6%
Male (n, %) 107, 34.3% 31, 35.6% 32, 30.8% 44, 36.4%
Disease duration (years) 9.0 (0.43) 7.3 (0.77) 8.0 (0.60) 11.2 (0.76)
EDSS 5.0 (0.06) 3.6 (0.07) 5.0 (0.04) 6.1 (0.02)
Pyramidal 3.2 (0.14) 2.6 (0.09) 3.0 (0.06) 3.9 (0.33)
Cerebellar 1.8 (0.07) 1.5 (0.13) 1.8 (0.11) 2.2 (0.12)
Sensory 1.5 (0.07) 1.2 (0.12) 1.5 (0.59) 1.7 (0.11)
Cerebral 0.3 (0.12) 0.2 (0.14) 0.3 (0.11) 0.3 (0.13)
  1. EDSS -expanded disability status scale.